Barbara Griffin Novak is vice president and corporate secretary of ArvinMeritor, a $4 billion automotive supplier. Prior to that, Novak handled securities matters in-house for a number of other companies in the automotive supply business, including most recently TRW Automotive, where she was senior counsel-securities for five years. Novak was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York from 1986-1990 and also practiced briefly at Dykema Gossett in Detroit. She received her JD, cum laude, in 1986 from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Law Review. Novak received her BA, with highest distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1983. She is admitted to the bar in the states of New York and Michigan.