Mr. George Lykos, J.D.
Mr. Lykos was Sr. Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for Bayer Corporation. He joined Bayer in 1988 and prior to his retirement was responsible for all corporate legal matters and legal services in support of Bayer’s business and corporate objectives. He was also responsible for Federal Government Affairs and the corporation’s Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington, D.C.
During his tenure, he held positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Bayer’s Diagnostics division in Tarrytown, N.Y., and Vice President and Assistant General Counsel for Bayer’s Pharmaceutical Division in West Haven, CT. Before his appointment as Bayer Corporation’s Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Lykos worked at Bayer’s worldwide headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany.
In May 2004, Mr. Lykos was featured in a front page Wall Street Journal article discussing his role in the organization of Bayer’s defense of the Baycol statin anti cholesterol drug litigation.In addition, Mr. Lykos received the Burton “Legend of Law” Award in 2009 at the Library of Congress for excellent achievements in the practice of law.
Mr. Lykos is a well recognized speaker on mass tort litigation, corporate governance and FDA regulations. He has spoken at national symposia sponsored by the American Law Institute, the Conference Board, and the Economist Magazine, among others.
Mr. Lykos earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1968 from DePaul University and his Juris Doctor in 1970 from DePaul University College of Law. Prior to joining Bayer, he practiced law for several years with a Chicago law firm and as a member of the law departments of major international corporations.