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Jeffrey N. Neuman

Jeffrey N. Neuman

Honeywell International Inc.
Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Morristown, NJ, USA

Jeff is currently responsible for all legal aspects of Honeywell’s compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and New York Stock Exchange rules and regulations, corporate governance, investor relations, corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, and corporate IP functions such as trademark licensing.   Jeff works in Honeywell’s Morristown, NJ headquarters reporting to Honeywell’s General Counsel, Katherine L. Adams.

Prior to assuming his current role, Jeff held a variety of positions in Honeywell’s law department:


  • From 2008-2012, General Counsel of Honeywell Performance Materials and Technology (PMT), a $6 billion diversifiedchemicals business and one of four Strategic Business Units which comprise Honeywell International Inc.
  • From 2005 – 2008, General Counsel of Honeywell Fluorine Products, a $1 billion business unit within PMT that manufactures and sells refrigerants and blowing agents.
  • From 2002 – 2005, Assistant General Counsel, Honeywell International Inc., responsible for the legal aspects of all merger and acquisition transactions within Honeywell.


Prior to joining Honeywell, Jeff was an associate with Davis Polk & Wardwell, a law firm based in New York City.  At Davis Polk, Jeff focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions transactions representing a broad range of clients.  In 1998 and 1999, Jeff was posted to Davis Polk’s Frankfurt, Germany office where he worked on both European public offerings and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.  Jeff joined Davis Polk after graduating from Northwestern University Law School in June 1996.

Before going to law school, Jeff received an MA in Asian Studies from Harvard University, focusing on the political economy of Japan.  At Harvard, Jeff also worked at the Harvard Business School writing cases for finance and general management professors.

Before returning to academia at Harvard, Jeff was an investment banker for 7 years with Merrill Lynch.  During his career with Merrill Lynch, Jeff worked in the firm’s New York, Sydney, London and Tokyo offices. 

Jeff graduated from Wesleyan University in 1984, earning a BA in History.  He is a native of Saint Louis, Missouri and currently lives on the upper west side of New York City with his wife, Cynthia, and two sons, Julian (age 17) and Gabriel (age15).


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