Q&A With Johnson Controls GC Jerry Okarma

Law360 (May 4, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT) -- Jerry Okarma is vice president, secretary and general counsel of Johnson Controls Inc., a global market leader in automotive systems, facility management and control and power solutions based in Milwaukee. He is a member of the company’s executive operating team, and oversees all legal and compliance activities of the company.

In addition to leading Johnson Controls' law department, Okarma is responsible for the oversight of the shareholder services, enterprise security and aviation functions. He joined the company in 1989, and has served as group vice president and general counsel for each of its operating groups.

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