Michael J. Parini
Mr. Parini is the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer at Vertex. He serves on the company’s Executive Committee and oversees the Legal, Compliance, Quality, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, and Global Information Systems functions.
Mr. Parini joined Vertex in 2016 after more than a decade at Pfizer Inc. where he served in multiple leadership roles within the company's global legal team, including Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel. He was responsible for the strategic management of Pfizer's global litigation activities, including civil, intellectual property, government and employment litigation. He also served as Chief Counsel for multiple key business units within Pfizer, advising Pfizer's leadership team on business issues related to investment decisions, patent disputes, global pricing strategies and commercial operations activities, among other responsibilities.
Prior to Pfizer, Mr. Parini served as a healthcare attorney at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where he provided legal counsel on federal and state regulatory and policy issues.
Mr. Parini is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars. He received a B.S. in American government from Georgetown University and a law degree from Georgetown University Law.