A. Christopher Fawzy joined Woodward as Corporate Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He directs Woodward’s global legal and compliance affairs, including commercial and strategic agreements, litigation, intellectual property, corporate governance, and the company's global compliance program. Prior to joining Woodward, Fawzy served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Mentor Corporation in California, which he joined in 2001. Before his association with Mentor, he was in a civil litigation law firm, where he practiced commercial litigation from 1995-2001. Fawzy holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois and a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University College of Law.