E. Robert Lupone joined Textron in February 2012 as executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer. He is responsible for Textron's legal, ethics and compliance, secretary and environmental health and safety functions. He also oversees Textron Innovations Inc., the enterprise intellectual property management and licensing organization. Lupone is a member of Textron's Executive Leadership Team.
Before coming to Textron, Lupone served as senior vice president and general counsel of Siemens Corporation (U.S.) and as general counsel of Siemens AG for the Americas, overseeing its legal and compliance functions. Throughout his 20-year career at Siemens, Lupone managed a broad array of legal functions for Siemens management and operating groups, including litigation, M&A, corporate law, commercial and finance law, compliance and regulatory matters, government contracting, technology licensing, employee benefits, real estate and environmental matters.
Prior to joining Siemens, Lupone was vice president and general counsel of Price Communications Corporation, and earlier in his career, an attorney specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and securities at the New York-based international law firms of Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson and Rogers & Wells. He is a graduate of Brown University and Georgetown University Law Center.
Lupone is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; Association of Corporate Counsel; American Bar Association – Sections of Business Law, International Law, Law Department Management and Committee of Corporate General Counsel; and Aerospace General Counsel Group. He is on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center and the Board of Advisors of the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the Brown University Alumni Association, the Brown Annual Fund Leadership Council, and as a Board member of the Providence Performing Arts Center.