This fellow is taking the fall for an error in contracting with Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer. He could have pointed to the former CEO who was a co-signatory on the agreement, but he didn’t. He took full responsibility. That is old-fashioned, stand-up obligation to the role he served in the company. He should be commended. PR would be easier if more executives admitted errors instead of ducking and/or covering. it is not often one sees a senior manager who publicly admits to being at fault and takes action to correct it. Novartis should do what it can to keep its general counsel involved with the company as a consultant or something else. He deserves it.