New Jersey Law Journal Honors Ortho Clinical Diagnostics for Legal Support During Successful, Multi-Year Corporate Carve-Out

New Jersey Law Journal Honors Ortho Clinical Diagnostics for Legal Support During Successful, Multi-Year Corporate Carve-Out

Jun 22, 2018

In-House Legal Team Named Legal Department of the Year

RARITAN, N.J. – Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics, has been named Legal Department of the Year by New Jersey Law Journal for in-house professional excellence. The award honors lawyers who have left an indelible mark on the legal community in New Jersey and beyond through their unwavering dedication to the profession.

Ortho’s Legal and Compliance Department was recognized for managing legal aspects of the company’s successful corporate carve-out from its former parent company, from 2014 to 2017.  The team met this challenge while also supporting Ortho as it grew steadily year-over-year, in terms of revenues, installed customer base and headcount during the carve-out period.

Today, Ortho stands as a top in vitro diagnostics company, producing analyzers and assays for the clinical labs market, and a world market leader in creating instruments and tests in immunohematology – the science of matching blood for transfusion. The company generated approximately $1.8 billion in annual revenue last year.

“I’m proud of the top talent in our global Legal and Compliance team,” said Michael A. Schlesinger, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Ortho. “This award reflects team members’ deep commitment to collaborate with colleagues across Ortho as it successfully carved itself out as an independent company, while growing steadily throughout the period.”

Ortho’s Legal and Compliance Department was also honored to receive the 2018 Transatlantic Legal Department of the Year award, presented in London earlier this month.  New Jersey Law Journal honored Ortho’s Legal and Compliance Department on June 21 at its Professional Excellence event at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park, NJ. Ortho will be profiled in the Law Journal’s upcoming Professional Excellence magazine.

About Ortho Clinical Diagnostics

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics serving the clinical laboratory and immunohematology communities. Across hospitals, hospital networks, blood banks and labs in more than 125 countries and territories, Ortho's high-quality products and services enable health care professionals to make better-informed treatment decisions. For the immunohematology community, Ortho's blood typing products help ensure every patient receives blood that is safe, the right type and the right unit. Ortho brings sophisticated testing technologies, automation, information management and interpretation tools to clinical laboratories around the world to help them run more efficiently and effectively and improve patient care. Ortho's purpose is to improve and save lives with diagnostics, and it does that by reimagining what's possible. This is what has defined Ortho for more than 75 years, and it's what drives Ortho forward. For more information, visit

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