Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc. 

Michael Holston joined Merck in 2012 and became General Counsel in 2015. He was previously General Counsel of Hewlett-Packard Company, where he started the legal department's first formal pro bono program

In 2010, the Merck legal team earned the Matthew J. Whitehead Diversity Award for efforts to increase corporate legal diversity. Merck also has a Global Diversity and Inclusion Center of Excellence that ensures business practices respect diversity, as well employee resource groups and a supplier diversity program that is currently expanding on a global level. 

Joined LCLD 2009

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013, 2012)
Fellows nominated: 
2018: Amy Celeste Van Eepoel; 2016: Laura Hidalgo; 2013: Grace Han McMahonReetu Dandora; 2012: Sandeep SharmaGloria Fuentes

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2016, 2013, 2012

Annual Meeting (2017)

Member: Michael Holston

Diversity Professional: Lauran D'Alessio

Communications: Adele Ambrose