Kathy DiGiorno, Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Medtronic
November 6, 2009
Kathleen DiGiorno has served as the company’s Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, reporting to the president and CEO, since 2006. In this role, Kathleen has global responsibility to ensure that ethics and compliance programs are administered on behalf of the company. She joined Medtronic in 1998 and has previously served in a variety of legal roles including, serving the Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management business in the areas of clinical research, drafting and negotiating clinical trial agreements and informed consents, institutional review board issues, patient privacy/HIPAA issues, data use issues, potential anti-kickback and Medicare fraud issues related to clinical research, and publication and policy issues related to medical devices. Prior to joining Medtronic, Kathleen was a shareholder at Briggs and Morgan P.A. in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she represented corporate clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance coverage and appellate matters. She also clerked for the Honorable Frank Magill, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Kathleen received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Notre Dame, and graduated, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Minnesota Law Review.