REDWOOD CITY, CA—Gunderson Dettmer is pleased to announce that Brett Pletcher has rejoined the firm as Of Counsel in the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice. Pletcher most recently served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Gilead Sciences. Prior to his seventeen-plus year tenure at Gilead Sciences, Inc., Pletcher was a partner at Gunderson Dettmer.
Pletcher developed a deep well of experience as a long-time Fortune 100 General Counsel, C-Suite executive, counsel to early stage public and private companies and a leader and mentor. His experience at Gilead includes leading an international team focused on legal, corporate communications, corporate philanthropy and sustainability, including ESG, stockholder engagement and government relations, as well as guiding strategic and financial transactions, corporate governance, compliance, IP strategy and litigation, and enterprise risk and crisis management.