Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Michael Hutchinson serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel. His management responsibilities include leading and driving the strategic direction of the global Legal function in support of Varian’s vision of creating a world without fear of cancer.
Mr. Hutchinson joined Varian in June 2020 as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary. He served as a key leader in the merger negotiations, closing process and integration of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. with Siemens Healthineers. Prior to joining Varian, Mr. Hutchinson served as Vice President and Advisor to the Chairman and CEO at Stryker Corporation, where he also previously served for more than six years as General Counsel, Vice President and Chief Legal Officer.
Mr. Hutchinson has more than 20 years’ experience as an attorney, advisor and business leader. Throughout his career, he has built and led high-performing, diverse and proactive teams, including establishing and leading the global Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Secretary functions at Stryker. Mr. Hutchinson has successfully and efficiently managed a broad range of complex legal and business issues, including public company environmental, social and governance matters; government investigations relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters; and numerous complex litigation and intellectual property matters. Mr. Hutchinson’s experience also includes leading and advising on more than 80 acquisitions and integrations. He began his career working for several law firms and as an in-house attorney in the Washington, D.C., area. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from Clark University.