Chief Legal Officer
John Martinez is the Chief Legal Officer and serves as the Corporate Secretary supporting the Board of Directors. He is also responsible for leading the company’s global legal, contracts, ethics, and compliance functions. Mr. Martinez brings over 25 years of legal, governance, and compliance expertise to this role in the areas of government and commercial contracting, corporate governance, government relations, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, and international business.
Previously, Mr. Martinez was Vice President and General Counsel of GE Aerospace. In this role, he was responsible for developing and executing GE Aerospace’s business and legal strategy across the commercial aviation and defense sectors and leading GE Aerospace’s global legal, contracts, compliance, government relations, and security organizations.
Mr. Martinez joined GE Aerospace in August 2021 from Raytheon Intelligence & Space, where he served as Vice President and General Counsel, leading critical matters related to government and commercial corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property, and international business compliance.
Prior to his position at Raytheon, Mr. Martinez served as Deputy General Counsel for the Director of National Intelligence and as a Senior Associate General Counsel at the Central Intelligence Agency. He previously worked as a Litigation Associate at Greenberg Traurig and began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
Mr. Martinez earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from The Pennsylvania State University and his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and is a member of the National Hispanic Bar Association’s (NHBA) prestigious PODER25 program.