INDIANAPOLIS — Eli Lilly announced that Michael Harrington will be promoted to SVP and general counsel, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
Harrington — who currently serves as VP and deputy general counsel for the drug maker and is responsible for the legal function across Lilly's five business units — will replace Robert Armitage, who will retire at the end of the year. In his new role, Harrington will report to Lilly chairman, president and CEO John Lechleiter and will serve on the company's executive committee.
"We are very fortunate to have Mike Harrington to take Bob's place. Mike is well-prepared for his new assignment," Lechleiter said."He has been instrumental in handling many of the key legal challenges we have faced in the last few years. His extensive global experience, deep knowledge of the business, and his passion for Lilly's mission will serve our company well."