Joan Schmidt serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee, responsible for leading the Company’s legal, compliance and intellectual property functions worldwide. Having joined DBV in June 2018, Ms. Schmidt brings extensive experience in a broad range of legal areas including litigation, intellectual property, corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance from various sectors of the life science industry, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and industrial biotechnology. Prior to joining DBV, she was Executive Vice President, Legal & Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary at Biotronik, an international medical device company, and held various positions of increasing responsibility at Novo Nordisk A/S, a multinational pharmaceutical company, most recently as Corporate Vice President, Legal Affairs where she was instrumental in building the global legal and compliance organization.
Ms. Schmidt received her J.D. from Pace University and her B.A. from the University of Connecticut.