William J. Haynes

Hon. William J. Haynes, II

Former EVP and GC, CSRA Inc; former EVP and GC, SIGA Technologies; former Chief Corporate Counsel, Chevron Corporation; former GC of the Dept of Defense

William J. “Jim” Haynes was CSRA’s Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary. In addition to his role as CSRA’s chief legal officer, Jim supervised CSRA’s Ethics and Compliance office and CSRA’s Acquisition Management Organization.

Twice a partner at the national law firm of Jenner & Block, Jim has also held senior legal positions in biotechnology, energy, and national security. Before joining CSRA, Jim served four years as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of SIGA Technologies, a New York City based biotechnology company. Prior to that, Jim served four years as Chief Corporate Counsel at Chevron Corporation, a global energy company. In the 1990s, Jim served three years as a Vice President and Associate General Counsel of General Dynamics Corporation, a major diversified defense contractor.

Jim has held two Senate-confirmed, presidentially-appointed offices: first as General Counsel of the Department of the Army (1990-1993), and later as General Counsel of the Department of Defense and Director of the Defense Legal Services Agency (2001-2008).

A graduate of Davidson College and Harvard Law School, Jim also has an honorary doctor of laws from Stetson University Law School and numerous awards for public and private service. Jim is a Trustee of the Supreme Court Historical Society and a Trustee of the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America.

2004 National Lawyers Convention
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