Wes Porter Joins Allergan as Vice President, Deputy Compliance Officer

Life Science Partner recruits Vice President of Ethics and Compliance at CareFusion

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Wes Porter, a senior compliance executive and attorney, to become Vice President, Deputy Compliance Officer at Allergan Inc.  Best known for its Botox franchise, Allergan is a technology-driven, multi-specialty health care company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices in the areas of eye care, neurosciences, medical dermatology and urologics.

In Porter’s previous role at CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company headquartered in San Diego, he helped build the de novo compliance organization for the $4 billion revenue spin off from Cardinal Health.  He was most recently responsible for global compliance programs for both the Procedural Solutions and Medical Systems operating segments for the company.  Prior to joining CareFusion, Porter served as the global compliance lawyer for all four Smith & Nephew business units, managing complex internal and external investigations for the company.

“Wes is smart, aggressive, and has worked diligently to build teams as evidenced by his success in career progression and scope of responsibility,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.  “He leads a team that Life Science Partner has helped recruit in partnership with Rose-Karen Swanson, Chief Compliance Officer, to transform the business as required by the Company’s 2010 Compliance Integrity Agreement.”

Porter earned his degree in History at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA, followed by earning his Masters in Health Administration and Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO.


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