Regeneron Pharmaceuticals has named Joseph J. LaRosa senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. LaRosa will be responsible for overseeing all legal affairs, including general corporate legal matters, intellectual property and corporate compliance, and will report to Leonard S. Schleifer, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer.
Previously, LaRosa held a number of senior legal positions at Schering-Plough, where he was a corporate officer and served as vice president, legal affairs. Most recently he served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Nycomed.
"We are extremely pleased to have recruited a seasoned corporate attorney with deep senior-level pharmaceutical experience to lead this important function," said Dr. Schleifer.