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Brackett B. Denniston, III

Brackett B. Denniston, III

Goodwin Procter LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Mr. Denniston was, until 2016, the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the General Electric Company for more than a decade. In this position, he was responsible for leading a global legal, government affairs, governance and environmental and safety team of more than 5,000 professionals worldwide in matters involving, corporate governance, IP protection, dispute resolution, government affairs, pro bono and diversity. During his time at GE, it was named best legal department by Corporate Counsel magazine and he was named among the most influential lawyers by the National Law Journal. He joined GE in 1996 as Vice President and Senior Counsel of Litigation and Legal Policy and while at GE served as a director of GE Capital and on the Corporate Executive Council of the Company.

Prior to his work with GE, Mr. Denniston served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts from 1993-1996. Prior to that, he also served as Chief of the Major Frauds Unit in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, where he led prosecutions relating to securities and financial fraud, and was awarded the Department of Justice’s Director’s Award for Superior Performance for his role overseeing over 200 successful prosecutions.

Mr. Denniston was a partner at Goodwin Procter & Hoar LLP from 1986-1993, and also practiced as an associate at the firm from 1974-1982, where he focused on complex litigation, securities matters and white collar crime cases. Mr. Denniston returned to Goodwin in 2016 as Senior Counsel after retiring from GE.

Mr. Denniston is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Kenyon College, Chair of the Institute for Legal Reform of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Chamber’s Board and Executive Committee, and a board member of Equal Justice Works, the Pro Bono Partnership and the Coalition for Integrity. During his career, he has served on a number of public and bar boards and commissions, including the Judicial Nominating Commission for the Supreme Judicial Court in Massachusetts.

Brackett B. Denniston, III is associated with the following items:
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs The Rapidly Shifting Law Firm and Company Legal Department Relationship, Tuesday, August 15, 2017, New York, NY
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio The Rapidly Shifting Law Firm and Company Legal Department Relationship, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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