Deborah H. Telman

Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel

Portrait of Deborah Telman, EVP, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel at Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Deborah H. Telman serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, with responsibility for Gilead’s Government Affairs and Policy, Public Affairs, Legal, and Compliance functions.

Deb joined Gilead in 2022 and prior to her current role, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Organon, a women’s healthcare company, building out the Legal, Ethics and Compliance, and Environmental Health and Safety organizations following the company’s separation from Merck.

Over the course of her more than 25-year career, Deb has provided legal counsel both in an in-house capacity and in private practice, including experience in global mergers and acquisitions, governance and litigation. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Deb is a member of the Board of Directors of AtriCure, Inc., a medical tech company focused on the treatment of atrial fibrillation and related conditions, as well as a Board Member of the Chicago Humanities Festival.