Merck’s Lauran Susan D’Alessio Joins Pro Bono Partnership Board of Directors

White Plains, NY, October 11, 2016 — Pro Bono Partnership, a nationally recognized provider of free business and transactional legal services to nonprofits, has announced that Lauran Susan D’Alessio has been elected to its Board of Directors. Ms. D’Alessio is Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate Transactions at Merck & Co., Inc., where she leads the group responsible for legal support on Merck’s major acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, licensing arrangements, supply agreements and other transactions involving its business strategy and financial objectives. Ms. D’Alessio joined Merck in 1991 as a senior attorney in the Manufacturing Division. She then moved on to roles of increasing responsibility in the Corporate Legal and Business Development groups. After working on the Merck – Schering Plough merger transaction, Ms. D’Alessio joined the Integration Management Office. She then joined the Global Compliance Organization in December 2009 as Vice President, GHH Compliance, until re-joining the Legal department in her current role.

Ms. D’Alessio received her J.D. from Cornell Law School in Ithaca, New York and her B.A. in political science from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

“Lauran’s credentials as a strategist and innovator, backed by Merck’s strong record as a volunteer institution, will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Board,” said Mark Nordstrom, the Partnership’s Board Chairman and now retired Senior Counsel-Labor & Employment Law, General Electric Company.

Ms. D’Alessio said, “The nonprofit sector is critical to sustaining our communities. I am honored to support a mission that works to enhance the wellbeing of these organizations and those they serve.”

Pro Bono Partnership provides free business and transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

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