AUDUBON, Pa., May 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Globus Medical, Inc. (NYSE:GMED), a leading musculoskeletal implant manufacturer, today announced it appointed Eric Ian Schwartz as its Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective April 28, 2016.
Mr. Schwartz brings to Globus over 20 years of legal experience and has served as General Counsel of several public and private medical device and healthcare services companies. Most recently, Eric was a Member in the corporate practice of Cozen O’Connor, a law firm based in Philadelphia. Before joining Cozen O’Connor, Mr. Schwartz spent two years as Chief Operating Officer of CardioVIP, Inc., a venture-backed health care services company based in Sugar Land, Texas. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of ERT, Inc., a Philadelphia-based provider of medical devices and research services to the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to ERT, Mr. Schwartz spent 5 years at Johnson & Johnson, serving as Assistant General Counsel and supporting several businesses within the company’s medical devices division, including Animas and Ethicon Biosurgery. He had been Vice President and General Counsel of Animas prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson in 2006. Eric began his legal career as an associate at the law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and Dechert LLP in Philadelphia. Mr. Schwartz received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Virginia and holds an MBA in Finance with honors from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Eric’s proven success providing counsel to life science and medical device companies makes him a great addition to the Globus Medical management team,” said Anthony Williams, President of Globus Medical. “He has an extensive background in dealing with the diverse legal challenges facing our industry and will be a tremendous asset as we work to continue our growth.”
About Globus Medical, Inc.
Globus Medical, Inc. is a leading musculoskeletal implant company based in Audubon, PA. The company was founded in 2003 by an experienced team of professionals with a shared vision to create products that enable surgeons to promote healing in patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Additional information can be accessed at www.globusmedical.com.