General Counsel, PPD
Judd Hartman joined PPD in 2001 and has served as its General Counsel since that date. He is responsible for PPD’s global legal affairs and is a member of PPD’s executive management team.
Hartman came to PPD from Anker Coal Group, Inc., in Morgantown, W.Va., where he served as Vice President of Legal Affairs. In that position, Hartman directed the company's merger and acquisition activities, administered its credit facilities and managed the company’s land department with holdings in West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
Prior to joining Anker, Hartman was a partner with Spilman Thomas & Battle, a regional law firm headquartered Charleston, W.Va., where he focused on mergers and acquisitions in the coal, healthcare and other industries, joint ventures, commercial lending and business planning.
Hartman earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Washington and Lee University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.