Patrick M. Sheller
General Counsel, Secretary, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Vice President, Eastman Kodak Company
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|Patrick M. Sheller is General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer, Eastman Kodak Company. As General Counsel, he is responsible for the company’s world-wide legal function and for providing legal advice to senior management. As Corporate Secretary, Mr. Sheller oversees Kodak’s Corporate governance program. He ensures that the Board of Directors has the proper advice and resources for discharging its fiduciary duty under law, and that the company’s corporate records reflect the Board's actions. He is the principal advisor to the Board and senior management on the federal securities laws and regulations. As Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Mr. Sheller oversees the following corporate functions: Communications & Public Affairs; Worldwide Information Systems; and Health, Safety & Environment. Mr. Sheller reports to the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey J. Clarke.
Mr. Sheller joined Kodak in 1993 as division counsel to the company’s former Health Group and has since held several roles within Kodak’s Legal Department, including Chief Antitrust Counsel, and international counsel to Kodak’s European, African & Middle Eastern Region (EAMER) businesses on commercial legal issues. Mr. Sheller has also held strategic planning and operating roles in Kodak’s former Health Care Information Systems business. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. Sheller served as Chief Compliance Officer of the company reporting to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He was elected Secretary of the Board in 2009 and was appointed Deputy General Counsel in 2011. In January 2012, the Board of Directors elected Mr. Sheller a senior vice president of the company.
Before joining Kodak, Mr. Sheller was in private law practice with the Washington, D.C. firm McKenna & Cuneo (now McKenna, Long & Aldridge) where he specialized in antitrust and health care law. From 1986 to 1989, he worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., where he served as an Attorney Advisor to the Chairman and as a Staff Attorney in the Commission’s Bureau of Competition.
Mr. Sheller is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and Albany Law School of Union University.