Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Eli Lilly and Company
Mike Harrington has served Eli Lilly and Company in various capacities since 1991 and became General Counsel in 2013. He also serves as Board Chair for the Indiana Repertory Theatre and Co-Chair of the Civil Justice Reform Group. An active mentor and member of LCLD’s Board of Directors, Mike is a leader in diversity at Eli Lilly and across the legal profession.
“Once people are in the profession, there is an obligation on those of us who hire lawyers to ensure we are demanding diverse teams of the best professionals,” Mike said in an interview with The Indiana Lawyer.
Under Mike’s leadership, Eli Lilly has been rated a top company for LGBT employees, Latinos, and women and was rated one of the top 5 companies for overall diversity by DiversityInc magazine. Eli Lilly has also made concerted efforts in recent years to get more women in leadership roles.
Eli Lilly was an LCLD Top Performer in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Joined LCLD 2010
Highlights of LCLD Participation
LCLD Board of Directors
Hosted Learning Experience (2017, 2013)
2019: Veronica Lei, Arthur Shum; 2018: John Paul (JP) Benitez, Carlos Armando Garcia; 2017: Sanjay Jivraj, Tiffany Benjamin; 2016: Ann Whei Chen, Jamie E. Haney; 2015: Alejandro Martinez, Josh Tomas O'Harra; 2014: Andrea Michelle Castetter, Averie K. Hason; 2013: Sonia Chen Arnold, Elizabeth Anne Dingess-Hammond; 2012: Tonya Combs, Melanie F.A. Vitalis
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2016)
2017: Ashley Garry
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2016: Megan Thobe; 2015: Elliot Bum Jin Loncar; 2013: Alyssa Richardson; 2012: Deven Gray, Raqketa Williams
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
Annual Meeting (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2015)
Member: Michael Harrington
Diversity Professional: Sonia Chen Arnold