David Scharf '94 Promoted to Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of Baxter International, Inc.

David Scharf was promoted to vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary of Baxter International, Inc. He started at Baxter as the deputy general counsel.

Scharf began his legal career as an associate in the Indianapolis office of Baker & Daniels. He first shifted to the corporate side of law in 1998 as assistant general counsel for Sears, Roebuck & Co. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based department chain became a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation in 2005.

After three years at Sears, Scharf, a native of southern Indiana, trekked north to Minnesota, where he joined Guidant. The company was bought by Boston Scientific Corporation for $27 billion in 2006. At Guidant, Scharf worked as associate general counsel, handling the company's corporate governance, transactions, and capital markets matters.

Health care will remain the backdrop of Scharf's work at Baxter.