Brett A. Pletcher

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel

Portrait of Brett A. Pletcher, EVP of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel of Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Brett Pletcher leads a group at Gilead that includes the government affairs and policy, public affairs, and legal organizations. In his role, he oversees our work to shape health policy and communicate the company’s perspective across external audiences. As General Counsel, he is also responsible for all of the company’s legal functions, including intellectual property, litigation and compliance efforts associated with the promotion of our products.

Before joining Gilead in 2005, Brett was a partner in the law firm of Gunderson Dettmer, LLP, where he provided corporate and securities services to emerging growth public and private companies as well as venture capital investors

Brett received his bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of California, Riverside and earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.

He is a member of the California State Bar and a former member of the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council, and currently serves on the Advisory Board for the East Bay Community Law Center.