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Brackett B. Denniston, III

Brackett B. Denniston, III

Goodwin Procter LLP

Boston, MA, USA


Brackett Denniston, senior counsel in Goodwin’s Litigation Department, advises clients on matters involving corporate governance, complex litigation and regulatory issues. He has extensive senior leadership experience, in both the public and private sectors.

In 2016, Mr. Denniston rejoined Goodwin from General Electric Company, where he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for more than a decade. In this position, he was responsible for leading a global legal, environmental and safety, and government affairs team of more than 3,000 professionals worldwide in matters involving compliance, 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.

Prior to his work with GE, Mr. Denniston served as Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts from 1993-1996. His public sector work also includes service 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 numerous successful prosecutions.

Mr. Denniston was a partner at Goodwin from 1986-1993, and also practiced as an associate at the firm from 1974-1982, where he focused on complex civil litigation, securities matters and white collar crime cases.

Professional Activities

Mr. Denniston is Chair of the Board 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 Transparency International (U.S.), Equal Justice Rights and the Pro Bono Partnership.

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School, 1973 (magna cum laude)

A.B., Kenyon College, 1969 (summa cum laude)

Brackett B. Denniston, III is associated with the following items:
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters U.S. Department of Labor, Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2018-01 (April 23, 2018) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Goodwin Procter LLP, Goodwin Q+A with Mike Caplan, The Rapidly Shifting Law Firm: Responding to Client Needs and Building Trust - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Larry Fink, “Larry Fink’s Annual Letter to CEOs: A Sense of Purpose,” BlackRock (January 16, 2018), https://www.blackrock.com/corporate/investorrelations/larry-fink-ceo-letter - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
John O. Newell, Daniel P. Adams, David H. Roberts and Bradley C. Weber, Goodwin Procter LLP, Alert, SEC Adopts First Steps in Disclosure Simplification (September 12, 2018) - Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, November 28, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2018, Wednesday, December 05, 2018, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Columbus, OH
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Atlanta, GA
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Boston, MA
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Indianapolis, IN
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Cincinnati, OH
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Nashville, TN
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, Cleveland, OH
Hot Topics for In-House Counsel 2019, Friday, November 15, 2019, New Brunswick , NJ
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