Boston Scientific Announces Appointment of Timothy Pratt as General Counsel
Pratt comes to Boston Scientific after 31 years with the Kansas City lawfirm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, where he has been a partner and co-chair of thefirm's 100-attorney Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Litigation Division. Hehas a broad range of experience representing a variety of medical device andpharmaceutical companies, and he has received numerous recognitions for hisaccomplishments.
Pratt has focused his practice on cardiac devices, including pacemakers,defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. He has servedas lead outside counsel for Guidant Corporation's Cardiac Rhythm Managementbusiness since the early 1990s. Boston Scientific acquired Guidant in 2006.
Prior to joining Shook, Hardy & Bacon, he was a law clerk to Chief JudgeFloyd R. Gibson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Pratt is a graduate of Drake University Law School, where he was Editor inChief of the Law Review.
"As one of the nation's premier medical device attorneys, Tim brings adeep understanding of our industry, as well as long familiarity with ourCompany," said Tobin. "We are fortunate to have someone of his experience andcaliber leading our Legal team and providing strategic advice and counsel onthe increasingly intersecting environment of legal and business issues. Welook forward to welcoming Tim to Boston Scientific."
Pratt replaces Paul Sandman, who retired as General Counsel in Februaryafter 14 years with the Company.
Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer ofmedical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventionalmedical specialties. For more information, please visit:www.bostonscientific.com.
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