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Medtronic lawyers prioritize pro bono

Company's lawyers partner with non-profits and law firms on various projects

John Getsinger and Kathy DiGiorno, senior legal director, Medtronic

Many of the lawyers in Medtronic Inc.’s legal department had placed a priority on pro bono work. But when Cam Findlay joined the Minneapolis-based medical technology company as general counsel in 2009, that focus became official. “He introduced himself to the legal department and announced front and center the importance of pro bono work,” says John Getsinger, Medtronic’s principal legal counsel. “That was a breath of fresh air.”

Almost immediately, Findlay put Getsinger in charge of coordinating a formal pro bono function for the department, a task he was happy to take on. “He sought me out because he knew it was a passion of mine,” Getsinger explains. “I got to work and launched it right away.”


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