James J. Bergin
Vice President, Law
James has provided legal counsel to the leadership team of Johnson & Johnson Innovation since February 2015 and leads the global Johnson & Johnson legal team dedicated to Johnson & Johnson Innovation.
James is a passionate advocate for innovation and its important role in addressing unmet medical need and contributing to business success. He has been at the forefront of a number of innovative initiatives throughout his career at Johnson & Johnson.
Prior to his current role, James was Regional Counsel for Janssen Asia Pacific and a member of its regional leadership team. In this capacity, he was one of the driving forces behind the Janssen Asia Pacific Innovation Fund, supporting out-of-the-box thinking and projects that deliver for patients and Janssen. He was also actively involved in a multi award-winning employee engagement campaign around Business Integrity.
As legal advisor to the leadership team of One Johnson & Johnson Southeast Asia until March 2015, James played a critical role in the successful launch and operation of the innovative One Company business model that united the resources and capabilities of all Johnson & Johnson businesses in this important, growing region.
James joined Johnson & Johnson Corporate in 1997 as a general attorney in the business transaction group of the Law Department. He has served as the lead Johnson & Johnson lawyer on many acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and complex transactions; has been a member of seven leadership teams across a variety of Johnson & Johnson businesses; and been the legal representative for Johnson & Johnson on numerous industry initiatives. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, James practiced law in New York and Sydney.