Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, and General Counsel, Gilead Sciences, Inc. 


Brett Pletcher joined Gilead in 2005 and now serves as General Counsel, leading a group that includes the government affairs and policy, public affairs, and legal organizations. Prior to his work at Gilead, he was a Partner at Gunderson Dettmer LLP. Brett also serves on the Advisory Board for the East Bay Community Law Center.

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Brett created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Brett's pledge here

As of 2019, the Gilead workforce was 51% female and 35% non-White. In 2020, Gilead introduced a multi-year Advancing Black Leadership Strategy which includes representation goals, investment in a diverse talent pipeline, and resources to help managers mitigate bias. The company also has diverse sponsorship and mentoring programs, employee resource groups, and an annual pay equity review. 

Joined LCLD 2021 

Highlights of LCLD Participation 

Fellows Program 
Fellows selected: 
2022: Anna Greene, Shetera Patterson; 2021: Lauren BennettSamantak Ghosh

Pathfinder Program 
Pathfinders selected: 
2022: Shelley Lai, Cindy Aribisala; 2021: Lauren Bennett, Samantak Ghosh

Leadership Summit (2021)

Member: Brett Pletcher

Diversity Professional: Keeley Wettan 

Communications: Marni Kottle