Vice President and Assistant General Counsel — Chief EHS Compliance Counsel, Pfizer Inc.
Michael Mahoney joined Pfizer in 1988. He is currently Vice President and Assistant General Counsel and Pfizer’s Chief Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Compliance Counsel. Prior to this, from 2007 until 2014, Michael was the Chief EHS Counsel for the Company and led a group of five EHS attorneys. In 2008 Michael successfully developed the business case for Pfizer’s Environmental Sustainability Program and led the program from 2009 until 2010. In his current position, he is responsible for EHS compliance oversight and support to Pfizer operations globally. Michael is a member of Pfizer’s Environmental Sustainability Steering Council and, in that role, provides strategic advice on the program’s direction and objectives.
He was responsible for developing the business case and launching Pfizer’s Climate Change and Energy Program in 2000 and has continued to be involved in its development. Prior to joining Pfizer’s Legal Division, Michael worked as an environmental engineer in the company’s Global Engineering Group and led a number of important technical programs and projects.
He serves as Board member for the Environmental Law Institute and is the former Chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the NYC Bar Association. He also served two terms as chair of PhRMA’s Air Work Group and successfully led PhRMA’s legal challenge of USEPA’s rules for the control of hazardous air pollutants from pharmaceutical manufacturing operations. Michael earned his J.D. from Fordham University. He also has an M.S. in environmental engineering and a B.S. in biology, both from Manhattan College.