Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Becton, Dickinson and Company
Franklin Lakes, NJ
Jeffrey S. Sherman is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). In this role, he is responsible for furnishing legal advice to the corporation’s board of directors, CEO and other senior executives. Additionally, the General Counsel is the primary legal adviser within the corporation to its constituents, an executive officer of the corporation and member of the Office of the Chief Executive Office, and administrator of the corporation’s in-house legal department.
Mr. Sherman joined BD from Wyeth, where he served most recently as Vice President and Associate General Counsel. He joined Wyeth in 1990 and held various legal positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure there, leading to his appointment as Associate General Counsel in 2001. Before joining Wyeth, Mr. Sherman was a partner with the New York City law firm of Shereff, Friedman, Hoffman & Goodman (now part of Dechert LLP).
Mr. Sherman also serves as the Chair of the Inside the Boardroom Subcommittee of the Committee on Corporate Governance of the American Bar Association Business Law Section.
Mr. Sherman received his B.A. degree cum laude from the State University of New York at Albany and his J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School.