Michael J. Harrington, '85

michael harrington trustee 80Professional Association: Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Global Operations for Eli Lilly & Company.

Education: Degree, Albion College, 1985. Doctor of Jurisprudence, Columbia University School of Law.

Michael J. Harrington became senior vice president and general counsel for Eli Lilly and Company in January 2013 and is a member of the company’s executive committee.

Prior to taking this position, Mike served as vice president and deputy general counsel, global pharmaceutical operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for legal issues related to Eli Lilly and Company’s five global business units (Animal Health, Bio-Medicines, Diabetes, Emerging Markets and Oncology). Since joining Lilly in 1991 as an attorney in product liability litigation, Mike has served in a number of other business and legal positions with Lilly including managing director of Eli Lilly New Zealand and as general counsel for Lilly’s operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Mike received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1985 from Albion College. He received his law degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1988. Prior to joining Lilly, Mike was a litigator at the law firm of Baker & Daniels in Indianapolis.

Mike currently is board chair for the Indiana Repertory Theatre and co-chair of the Civil Justice Reform Group (CJRG). He serves on the boards of National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and Leadership Council for Legal Diversity (LCLD). Mike is also a member of the board of trustees and the executive committee of Albion College.