Elizabeth C. Perkins

Elizabeth C. Perkins, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Textron Inc.

Elizabeth C. Perkins was named Textron's vice president and deputy general counsel in May 2011. She is responsible for managing the Corporate legal staff with primary responsibility for overseeing all legal matters other than litigation, including mergers and acquisitions, SEC, Corporate finance, antitrust, compliance, international, intellectual property, government contracts and real estate. Perkins is a member of the enterprise-wide Legal Council and leads the Legal Council Working Group.

In her previous position, Perkins was executive vice president and general counsel for Textron Financial Corporation since February 2005. In that role, she led numerous legal initiatives such as Textron Financial's successful liquidation of more than $9 billion in finance receivables. Under her guidance, the Textron Financial legal team effectively executed collections, loan workouts, bankruptcies and defensive litigation for the company's diverse and multi-industry customer base.

Perkins joined Textron Financial in 1985 as a staff attorney and has held various roles of increasing responsibility throughout the organization. In 1991, she was named vice president assistant general counsel, and in 1994 she was promoted to senior vice president general counsel and served in that position until 2005. Prior to joining Textron, Perkins was with the law firm of Gaston Snow & Ely Bartlett in Boston, MA.

She received her B.A. in history from Brown University and her J.D. from Boston College. Perkins has completed Textron's Global Leadership program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.

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