Philadelphia — eResearch Technology (ERT),  a global technology-driven provider of clinical services and customizable medical devices to biopharmaceutical and healthcare organizations, announced the appointment of Eric Ian Schwartz as executive vice president and chief legal officer.

Schwartz joins ERT with more than 15 years of legal and executive management experience with high growth companies in the healthcare and technology industries. Most recently, Schwartz was assistant general counsel at Johnson & Johnson, where he served on the senior management teams of several of the fastest growing companies within Johnson & Johnson’s medical device and consumer products businesses. Previously, he was vice president and general counsel of Animas Corporation, a public medical devices company, manufacturing and distributing insulin delivery systems for people with diabetes. Animas was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2006. Schwartz also held several positions of increasing responsibility with Cable & Wireless Internet Services, Inc., and its predecessor, Digital Island, Inc. During his career, he has been responsible for a variety of legal, business development, and general management functions. Schwartz holds a BA and JD from the University of Virginia, as well as an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

SOURCE: eResearchTechnology