Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Chief Environmental Counsel, Pfizer, Inc., and Chair, Environmental Committee, New York City Bar
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. From 2009-2010, Michael also led Environmental and Energy Summit Pfizer’s Environmental Sustainability Program. 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 launching Pfizer’s Energy and Climate Change 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 is the current 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.