GSK Snags Former FDA General Counsel Dan Troy

By Julie Zeveloff (July 23, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As a litigator with regulatory experience, Dan Troy brings a unique vantage point to his newest role as general counsel and senior vice president at GlaxoSmithKline, where he is set to face a U.S. Department of Justice probe of the company's antidepressant Paxil and charges that the company delayed a generic release to keep profits high.

Troy, who is currently a partner in Sidley Austin LLP's life sciences practice, is set to join GSK on Sept. 2, the company announced Tuesday.

The pharmaceutical giant is embroiled in investigations and legal conflicts over several of its products, including the antidepressant Paxil. The...

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