Thomas J. Mielke


Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Thomas Mielke is senior vice president and general counsel for Kimberly-Clark, and has overall responsibility for the company's legal affairs, government relations and internal audit activities.

Before assuming his current role, Mr. Mielke has served Kimberly-Clark in various legal positions, including vice president and chief patent counsel and as vice president and chief counsel for the company's North Atlantic consumer businesses.

Mr. Mielke joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988 and has extensive U.S. and international patent, trademark and general litigation experience. Before joining the company, he was a patent attorney with the Los Angeles law firm of Spensley, Horn, Jubas and Lubitz and with Dow Chemical Company in Midland, Michigan.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry and business from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, and graduated cum laude with a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota.

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