PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll Partner Jerry Pappert, a former Pennsylvania Attorney General, will become Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Cephalon Inc., Ballard Spahr Chairman Arthur Makadon announced.
“Jerry has distinguished himself in everything he has done, including the contribution he has made at Ballard Spahr these last three years,” Makadon said. “Now he will take his talent and experience to a dynamic company. Cephalon could not get a better, more talented or wiser person than Jerry as its new General Counsel.”
Pappert joined Ballard Spahr in the Litigation Department in 2005. Prior to joining the firm, he served as the Attorney General of Pennsylvania from 2003 to 2005. From 1997 to 2003, he served as Pennsylvania’s First Deputy Attorney General. While in office, he personally handled a number of significant legal and public policy issues, and successfully argued cases in both the Pennsylvania and United States Supreme Courts.
“Ballard Spahr has provided me with the opportunity to work with exceptional people and has been an enjoyable and rewarding experience,” Pappert said. “Leaving the firm is not something I wanted to do and this has been an incredibly difficult decision for me. I am very grateful for the firm’s support. The ability to join, in this capacity, an outstanding company like Cephalon is a unique and exciting opportunity and one that I could not pass up. I look forward to joining a tremendous executive team and contributing to the management and growth of the company.”
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