Ken Frazier has had a distinguished career – first in law and then running a multinational corporation. After graduating from Harvard Law School, he was hired as an associate by the Philadelphia firm Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he worked in the litigation department and was later elected a partner. From there, in 1992, Merck & Co., Inc. recruited Frazier to serve as vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Astra Merck Group. In 1994, he assumed leadership of the company's public affairs office, before moving to the role of senior vice president and general counsel in 1999 and overseeing trial strategy for the Vioxx litigation. In 2007, Frazier was tapped to lead Merck's largest division, Global Human Health. He was named president of Merck in 2010, and at the beginning of 2011, he was named CEO and elected to the company's board of directors, where he currently serves as chairman. Frazier also serves as an independent director on the board of ExxonMobil.