Cynthia M. Patton has been appointed senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Amgen. Ms. Patton reports to Robert A. Bradway, president and chief executive officer, and will be responsible for Amgen's worldwide compliance and business ethics organization. She succeeds Anna Richo, who has resigned from the company to join another global biopharmaceutical company as general counsel.
Ms. Patton joined Amgen in 2005 and most recently served as vice president in the Amgen law department with responsibility for commercial legal activities in the U.S. Previously, she served as the lead commercial lawyer for both the oncology and inflammation business units. Prior to joining the company, she served for seven years as the general counsel of a California HMO.
"Cynthia has more than 20 years of healthcare legal experience and a deep understanding of our business operations," said Mr. Bradway. "Cynthia's addition to Amgen's leadership team will help us further our commitment to conduct business ethically and in compliance with the laws and regulations that govern our business and industry."