George S. Frazza
Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP
New York, NY
General Counsel (Ret.) Johnson & JohnsonMr. George Frazza is Of Counsel to the firm of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP. He joined in 1997 after more than 30 years with Johnson & Johnson where he held the positions of Corporate Secretary (1975-1978), Vice President and General Counsel (1979-1997) and member of Johnson & Johnson’s Executive Committee (1987-1996). In 1982, he was a key member of the five-person committee that guided the company through the crises arising out of the Tylenol poisoning, with responsibility for the company’s relationships with the FBI, FDA and the media. He is a past co-chair of the American Arbitration Association’s large Complex Case Program and has been serving since 1997 as an arbitrator in a number of commercial disputes conducted under AAA and CPR rules. He is a past president of the Association of General Counsel (an organization comprised of the chief legal officers of Fortune 100 companies), and a former editor of The Business Lawyer. Mr. Frazza has served as a member of the New York Stock Exchange’s Legal Advisory Committee. He is a Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a Director of Impath Inc., the Foundation for American Communications, and Atlantic Legal Foundation.