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Eric F. Hinton

Lennox International Inc.
Director, Business Conduct Office
Richardson, TX, USA


Eric F. Hinton is an attorney with Lennox International Inc. in Richardson, Texas.  At Lennox, he is Chief Legal Counsel for Lennox’s Worldwide Refrigeration Division and Director of the Business Conduct Office. Prior to joining Lennox, Mr. Hinton worked for nearly ten years for Caterpillar Inc. in various international positions. He spent three years in Belgium as Chief Legal Counsel for Caterpillar’s subsidiary, Solar Turbines Europe, SA. Prior to joining Caterpillar, Mr. Hinton practiced international trade law at the Washington, D.C. office of an international law firm.

Mr. Hinton holds an LL.M. in European Union Law from the University of Leiden, Netherlands, and received his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University. He holds an M.A. in European Integration from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and a B.A. in Political Science from Utah State University. He also studied international law at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. 

Mr. Hinton has published a number of articles on international law subjects and is an adjunct professor of law at the John Marshall Law School, Center for International Business and Trade Law, in Chicago, Illinois. He has served as Chair of the ABA Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee and is currently Vice-Chair of the ABA International Anti-corruption Committee and the International Corporate Counsel Committee.

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