People: General Electric Co (GE.N)
Mr. Brackett B. Denniston III, is Senior Vice President, General Counsel of General Electric Company, since February 2004. He is responsible for the worldwide GE legal organization and for all GE legal operations, reporting directly to Mr. Immelt. He is a member of GE's Corporate Executive Council, the GE Capital Corporation Board of Directors and is chair of the Company's Policy Compliance Review Board. Mr. Denniston joined GE as Vice President, Senior Counsel For Litigation and Legal Policy in September 1996. Prior to joining GE, he was Chief Legal Counsel to Governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts from 1993 to 1996. His responsibilities included judicial selection, litigation, criminal justice issues and legislation. He was a partner, and earlier an associate, at Goodwin, Procter and Hoar in Boston (1974-1982, 1986-1993) where he specialized in complex civil litigation, securities matters and white-collar crime. He represented parties in matters ranging from insider trading cases, pharmaceutical prosecutions, securities fraud and banking cases. He was a member of the firm's Executive Committee and numerous other firm committees. Mr. Denniston served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert Y. Choy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in 1973-74. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Kenyon College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the "Harvard Law Review."
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