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

Jennifer Zachary became General Counsel of Merck in 2018. She was previously a Partner in Covington & Burling's food, drug, and device practice group and has served as Associate Chief Counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in Washington, D.C. 

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 as 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 (2022, 2017)

Member: Jennifer Zachary

Diversity Professional: Katie FedoszLauran D'Alessio