FMC announces appointment of Michael F. Reilly as General Counsel following retirement of Andrea E. Utecht
Jan. 18, 2019
"Michael brings exceptional experience and a strong track record to the general counsel role," said Pierre Brondeau, CEO and chairman, FMC. "He has served as legal counsel in our agricultural business for more than 15 years, and has deep knowledge of both the corporate and commercial sides of the company, as well as the crop protection industry. Michael is highly respected throughout FMC, and is well prepared to assume leadership of our Law Department."
Reilly joined FMC in 2002 as group counsel for the Agricultural Solutions business with responsibility for all business legal affairs, including M&A, joint ventures, litigation, antitrust, FCPA, and regulatory compliance. He was named assistant general counsel and group counsel for the Agricultural Solutions business in 2004 and was promoted to associate general counsel in 2013. Reilly was named vice president, associate general counsel and chief compliance officer in 2016, with responsibility for FMC's ethics and compliance processes. Prior to FMC, he served in several legal roles of increasing responsibility in the crop protection industry and at several law firms in New York City and Philadelphia.
Utecht will retire at the end of March after nearly 18 years with FMC and a career spanning more than 40 years in corporate law.
"Andrea has played a significant role in FMC's growth and development throughout her nearly two decades leading our Law Department," said Brondeau. "During the last nine years, she has been at the forefront of FMC's transformation into an agricultural sciences company. Today's FMC is a better, stronger company because of her exceptional leadership."
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