Joan Schmidt joined DBV in June 2018 and serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, responsible for leading the Company’s legal and compliance functions worldwide. She is a member of the Executive Committee. Over the course of her career, Ms. Schmidt has worked in 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. Previously, Ms. Schmidt held various positions of increasing responsibility at Novo Nordisk, a leading healthcare company, most recently as Corporate Vice President, Legal Affairs where she was instrumental in building the global legal and compliance organization. Ms. Schmidt has extensive experience in a broad range of legal areas including litigation, intellectual property, corporate transactions, regulatory and compliance. She earned a J.D. from Pace University and a B.A. from the University of Connecticut.