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Frances Phillips Taft

Frances Phillips Taft

GE Oil & Gas
Executive Counsel Global Labor & Employment, GE Infrastructure
Boston, MA, USA


Fran Phillips Taft, is Executive Counsel for GE Oil & Gas, Inc, a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry, from drilling and production, LNG, pipelines and storage to industrial power generation, refining and petrochemicals. GE Oil & Gas is headquartered in London, UK and employs more than 41,000 + people worldwide and has operations in more than 85+countries.

GE Oil & Gas is part of GE, a diversified technology and financial services multi-national with revenues >$200bn and 300,000 employees worldwide.

At GE Oil & Gas, Fran is the Company’s global employment and labour counsel with primary responsibility for data privacy compliance and labor and employment matters pending in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America.

Fran is responsible for providing strategic and legal guidance to the global human resources team and business leaders and for developing L&E strategy, driving HR compliance, data privacy compliance, anticipating new social legislation/key risks for the business as well as managing global employee relations, L&E litigation and supporting M&A transactions.

Fran is a dual qualified attorney (US/UK) and has over 20 years of experience in United States and international employment law as in-house counsel and in private practice. Prior to joining GE Oil & Gas she worked with the UK law firm Hammonds for several years in London, UK and was also in house counsel with McKinsey & Company, Inc.  in New York.  In addition she was an environmental toxic tort litigator of the law firm Luce Forward Hamilton and Scripps, LLP.

Fran is a frequent speaker on global workplace topics, ethics and compliance and data privacy. She has also written several articles on labor and employment and international  pension and employee benefits and has contributed to several textbooks and publications.

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