Joanne Lendway McMahon is General Electric Company’s Governmental Compliance Leader. Her work focuses on compliance with US federal, state and local laws regarding campaign finance, gifts, lobbying, and government procurement. She also works on compliance with lobbying laws in the EU, France and Scotland. Joanne works closely with GE’s compliance, government relations, litigation and legal teams at GE Corporate and with all GE business entities. She also works with GE’s IT group to develop technology solutions that address governmental compliance risks. Joanne recently partnered with GE Ventures to sell a program she helped create that tracks lobbying time and expenses to a third-party tech company.
Joanne has been a lawyer since 1989, starting her legal career in private practice in Chicago representing national insurers and international reinsurers in complex coverage disputes over asbestos, pollution and lead paint claims. Joanne joined GE in 2002, working for GE Reinsurance on latent injury claims and public policy initiatives. In 2009, Joanne became GE’s Governmental Compliance Leader.
Joanne has authored numerous articles and is a frequent speaker on compliance issues. She received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and her law degree from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Joanne resides in the Chicago area.