Jon Becker
General Counsel, Clearly Legal

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Jon Becker is currently the General Counsel of Clearly Legal, a service of VitaSimplicity LLC, providing strategic legal and business advice. Jon is an American qualified lawyer who has practiced law for over 30 years, with most of his career focused on Europe.

From 2012 to 2014, he was responsible for European legal support for InterMune’s European headquarters, based in Basel. In his previous position, Jon worked for 15 years as an in-house counsel for Amgen, located in its international headquarters in Luzern and Zug. Jon also worked for 12 years as an in-house counsel for a global IT services company, Electronic Data Systems Corporation (acquired initially by General Motors and subsequently acquired by Hewlett Packard); he was based in the Detroit, London, Geneva, Paris and Rome offices. Jon has provided a wide-range of legal support covering many of the issues facing IT and life sciences companies, including regulatory, compliance, contracting, strategic transactions (M&A and JVs), employment, litigation (including InterMune’s legal action against the EMA related to clinical trials data transparency), general corporate legal advice as well as the management of in-house counsel and external law firms.

Jon is a member of the Michigan Bar Association as well as the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and is the ACC Europe Switzerland country representative for Ticino. He previously was also a member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, Legal Committee, based in Zurich.

Jon obtained his J.D. degree from the George Washington University, National Law Center, in Washington, D.C. as well as a M.A. degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C. and Bologna, Italy. He received his B.A. degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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