Philip Strassburger is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Purdue Pharma. He has served as General Counsel since 2012. Mr. Strassburger joined Purdue in 1999 after serving as Senior Patent Counsel at Pfizer Inc, and as an Associate at the New York law firms of Hedman Gibson, and Bryan Cave LLP. Before he began his legal career, Mr. Strassburger practiced as a chemical engineer in The Netherlands.
Mr. Strassburger began his career at Purdue as Chief Patent Counsel, and was later named Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel. At Purdue, Mr. Strassburger has worldwide responsibility for intellectual property prosecution and litigation. He has negotiated numerous acquisitions, licenses, and patent settlements throughout the world. He is also responsible for all legal affairs of Purdue, including antitrust, transactional, and regulatory legal matters in the United States.
Mr. Strassburger received his BS degree in Chemical Engineering and his BA in Philosophy from Tufts University, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut. He is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.