Annette Johnson, senior vice president and vice dean, general counsel, joined the NYU Office of General Counsel in 1981, serving as counsel to NYU and NYU Langone Medical Center prior to the merger with Mount Sinai and then as senior counsel for NYU School of Medicine. She was appointed senior vice president and general counsel for NYU Hospitals Center in October 2001. As the chief legal officer for the School of Medicine and the Hospitals Center, Ms. Johnson oversees all legal matters concerning NYU Langone Medical Center and developed its Office of General Counsel, which now includes six associate general counsels. She has been involved in the major legal events that mark the Medical Center's history: the affiliation and merger with the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the affiliation and disaffiliation with Downtown Hospital, the separation of the Hospitals from NYU, the reunion and reorganization of the Hospitals with the School of Medicine, which produced NYU Langone Medical Center, the development of the technology transfer office, and the licensing and sale of the Remicade royalties.
In addition to her responsibilities in legal matters, Ms. Johnson provides leadership to the Office of Audit and Compliance, the Institutional Review Board, and the Office of Government Affairs, all of which report to her. Ms. Johnson established the Medical Center's Office of Audit and Compliance, hiring the first Medical Center vice president for audit and compliance, and fostering