General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Sandy Leung serves as legal advisor to the Board of Directors and company executives, and is responsible for shaping the company’s legal strategy, both currently and prospectively. Sandy is also responsible for Environment, Health & Safety, Corporate Security and Philanthropy.
“To enhance shareholder value and transform into a next-generation BioPharma company, we need to be an agile organization, able to make quick but thoughtful decisions,” says Sandy. “In-house counsel brings value by advising our internal clients so that they may make appropriate decisions on both a short and long-term basis.”
Sandy joined Bristol-Myers Squibb in 1992 as a staff attorney in the litigation department. In 1996, she became assistant counsel and one year later, was named associate counsel. In 1999, Sandy was appointed to the position of counsel and corporate secretary. In 2006, she was appointed acting general counsel and in 2007, she was named general counsel.
Prior to joining the company, Sandy was a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
“My advice to those aspiring to management positions is to be good at what you do. You have to be willing to do the hard work and bring good judgment and expertise to the table. Most important, you must have great personal integrity and be someone people can trust. If people trust you, they will feel comfortable seeking your advice. Also, be respectful of people, not just your superiors but everyone.”
Sandy earned her law degree from Boston College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.