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.

Read about Eli Lilly & Company's 2017 LCLD Learning Experience here and its 2013 LCLD Learning Experience here

Joined LCLD 2010 

Highlights of LCLD Participation

LCLD Board of Directors
Member, 2016-2019

Fellows Program 
Hosted Learning Experience (2017, 2013)
Fellows nominated: 
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 CombsMelanie F.A. Vitalis

Pathfinder Program
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2016) 
Pathfinders selected:
2017: Ashley Garry 

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
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