Dan Spicehandler is currently the vice president for Compliance Commercial Divisions at Stryker, a leading international medical device and technology company. He is responsible for leading a team of compliance officers who support the commercial divisions at Stryker in identifying and managing compliance risk, with a focus on fraud and abuse laws and regulations. Additionally, Professor Spicehandler is responsible for supporting the development of Stryker’s compliance organization in its transition to a more proactive, principles- and risk-based program.
His career has involved multiple operational and leadership positions across the medtech, biotech, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to Stryker, he served as the U.S. compliance officer for Sanofi Pasteur; led the monitoring, auditing, policy, and risk team at Novo Nordisk Inc.; and served as the director of compliance for Meda Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Mylan). His career has involved both compliance and legal positions, and he has also served as in-house counsel at both Novo Nordisk and Meda. Professor Spicehandler’s experience at both large multinational organizations under monitorships for Corporate Integrity Agreements and REMS programs and smaller U.S.-based companies have helped him to understand the importance of developing compliance programs designed to fit the needs of the business and adapt to the changing expectations of regulators.
Professor Spicehandler’s prior experience also includes work as a consultant in developing compliance programs with Polaris Management Partners (now IQVIA) and as a lawyer with the firm of Reed Smith LLP. He is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he serves as an alumnus on its Advisory Board for Compliance Programs, and Union College in Schenectady, New York.