Frank R. Jimenez is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Raytheon Company, a leader in the defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets. As Raytheon’s chief legal officer, Frank is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, and corporate activities in risk management, real estate, sustainability, safety and environmental quality.
Frank previously served as General Counsel for U.S. public companies Bunge Limited (agribusiness and food), Xylem Inc. (fluid technology), and ITT Corporation (multi-industrial), where he managed the 2011 spin-offs of two public companies, Xylem and Exelis Inc. (defense technology).
In prior public service, Frank served as the 21st General Counsel of the Navy, one of seven Senate-confirmed Pentagon civilians of four-star equivalent rank overseeing the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps; Deputy General Counsel (Legal Counsel) of the U.S. Department of Defense; Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy; Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting General Counsel for Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Previously, he was a litigation partner at Steel Hector & Davis (now Squire Patton Boggs) in Miami, FL, and clerked for Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, CA.
Frank graduated from the University of Miami and the Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and recipient of the Harlan Fiske Stone and Benjamin N. Cardozo moot court prizes. He also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College. He serves on the boards of the University of Miami, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Pro Bono Partnership and the Atlantic Legal Foundation.