Alumnus and current General Counsel at Merck, Mike Holston, is featured in Bloomberg Law. Mike explains his view on why top lawyers at Merck become CEO and also gives us insight into the biggest issues on his plate.
Mike joined Merck in 2012 as the company’s chief ethics and compliance officer. He was previously general counsel for Hewlett-Packard, where his responsibilities included legal, communications, government affairs and corporate responsibility, in addition to compliance, ethics and privacy matters. Before joining HP, Mike was a partner at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius and Drinker Biddle & Reath. He was a member of our litigation department and resident in the Philadelphia office. Mike also spent time as a prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia.