Benjamin Walter Heineman
Harvard Law School
Lawyer; Government official; Educator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Senior Fellow. Pioneered in applying lawyer-statesman concept to role of corporate general counsel and creating a new model and stature for corporate legal departments. Author of books on British race relations, the American presidency, ethics in global corporations and the inside counsel revolution. . Career in government (Supreme Court law clerk, Assistant Secretary of HEW), law (public-interest lawyer, leader of major law firm, Supreme Court practice), and business (GE general counsel responsible for law, environmental programs, governance, public policy, and corporate social responsibility). Writes, teaches and lectures on global business, law, public policy, and their interrelationship.