Grant Dixton is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of The Boeing Company. As general counsel, Dixton is head of the Boeing Law Department, leading a global team of attorneys and other professionals. He is responsible for legal matters across the company and provides advice and counsel to senior leadership. Dixton also oversees the company’s Intellectual Property Management organization. In his role as corporate secretary, he works closely with Boeing’s Board of Directors and is responsible for governance and disclosure matters.
Dixton was named general counsel in May 2020 and corporate secretary in October 2016. In addition to his corporate secretary role, he most recently served four years as deputy general counsel, where he was responsible for legal matters across the company, advised senior leadership and had management responsibility across the Law Department.
From 2007 to 2016, Dixton served as vice president and assistant general counsel for Boeing Defense, Space & Security. In this role, he was responsible for all legal advice and counsel to the business and was a member of the Boeing Defense, Space & Security Leadership Team.
Dixton joined Boeing in September 2006 as vice president and assistant general counsel, assisting in the management of the Law Department and providing advice to Boeing’s senior leadership on a range of company matters.
Prior to Boeing, Dixton served in the White House as associate counsel to the president. In this role, he provided legal, policy and strategic advice on subjects including lobbying and ethics reform, tort reform, internal investigations, and significant litigation matters involving the U.S. government. In addition, he provided counsel on issues related to the departments of Health and Human Services, Interior, and Agriculture, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency. As a member of the White House Judicial Selection Committee, he assisted in identifying and evaluating candidates for federal judgeships.
Earlier in his career, Dixton practiced law at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy at the Supreme Court of the United States and for the Honorable J. Michael Luttig at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Dixton serves on the board of directors of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation. He received his Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Harvard University.