Mr. Jay B. Stephens has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Raytheon Co. since October 2002 and as its Secretary since December 19, 2006. Mr. Stephens provides leadership for Raytheon Co.'s legal and regulatory affairs, ethics and compliance programs, and corporate governance activities. He is also responsible for corporate staff activities in the areas of real estate, risk management, and safety and environmental quality. He is a member of Raytheon's senior leadership team and participates in the operational management and strategic planning of Raytheon Co. Prior to Raytheon, Mr. Stephens was an Associate Attorney General of the United States from January 2002 to October 2002. He served as a Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Honeywell International (formerly AlliedSignal) from 1997 to 2001. From 1993 to 1997, he was a partner in the Washington office of the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro (now Pillsbury and Winthrop). He served as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia from 1988 to 1993. From 1986 to 1988, he served in the White House as Deputy Counsel to the President , has primary responsibility for providing leadership and policy oversight for the civil components of the Department of Justice and these included the Antitrust, Civil, Civil Rights, Environment and Natural Resources, Justice Programs, and Tax Divisions of the Department. He served in a variety of senior executive, leadership, and legal positions in both government service and in the private sector. From 1993 to 1997, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm of Pillsbury, Madison and Sutro where his practice focused on complex litigation, regulatory matters & corporate governance issues and he also served as co-managing partner of its Washington office. In 1988, he was appointed by the President following Senate confirmation to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. For five years he provided leadership, policy guidance and litigation oversight for the nation's largest federal prosecutor's office which investigated and prosecuted cases involving public corruption, terrorism, national security matters, fraud, narcotics and violent crime and also represented the government in a variety of civil regulatory and litigation matters. From 1973 to 1985, he served in a variety of positions with the U.S. Department of Justice and in the private sector including Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, Assistant United States Attorney, and Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor. He also worked as an Assistant General Counsel with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and as an associate with the Washington law firm of Wilmer Cutler & Pickering. He serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Legal Foundation for the Public Interest and the New England Legal Foundation. Mr. Stephens graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in government, attended Oxford University on a Knox Fellowship, and earned his J.D. degree cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1973.
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Boston Lawyers Chapter
June 15, 2010