William J. Haynes II

Based in Washington, D.C., Jim Haynes is an American lawyer and corporate executive. Mr. Haynes has served at the highest levels in the public sector (with senate-confirmed appointments by two United States presidents) and in the private sector (as chief legal officer of two publicly traded corporations.) Most recently, Mr. Haynes was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of CSRA Inc., a next generation information technologies solutions and services company, until CSRA was acquired by General Dynamics Corporation for $9.7 billion.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Haynes was executive vice president and general counsel of SIGA Technologies, Inc. (biotechnology); chief corporate counsel of Chevron Corporation (energy); and staff vice president and associate general counsel of General Dynamics Corporation (government contractor).

Mr. Haynes is the longest serving General Counsel of the Department of Defense (2001-2008), holding that office under Secretaries Donald H. Rumsfeld and Robert M. Gates during the administration of President George W. Bush. From 1990-1993, Mr. Haynes served as General Counsel of the Department of the Army during the administration of President George H. W. Bush.

Mr. Haynes was twice a partner in Jenner & Block, a national law firm. Mr. Haynes also was a volunteer in central Asia for Mercy Corps International, helping manage a micro-credit program.

Mr. Haynes is a graduate of Davidson College and Harvard Law School, after which he clerked for Judge James B. McMillan in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Haynes served four years active duty as a captain in the U. S. Army.

Mr. Haynes has earned numerous honors and awards, including various medals from the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice. Mr. Haynes holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Stetson University Law School. Mr. Haynes is a member of the advisory committee of the National Security Institute of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University; a trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society; and a trustee of the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.

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