Frank R. Jimenez is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Raytheon Technologies Corporation (NYSE: RTX), a leading aerospace and defense company formed in 2020 through the merger of Raytheon Company and the aerospace businesses of United Technologies Corporation. As the chief legal officer, Frank is responsible for legal and regulatory affairs, corporate governance and transactions, litigation, intellectual property, contracts, ethics, and anti-corruption and trade compliance.
Previously, Frank served as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), then a Fortune 150 company serving customers in the defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets; General Counsel, Secretary and Managing Director, Corporate Affairs of Bunge Limited (NYSE: BG), a Fortune Global 500 agribusiness and food company; Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), an S&P 500 water technology company; and Vice President and General Counsel of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT), a Fortune 250 multi-industrial company before its 2011 three-way separation, in which Frank managed the legal, regulatory and governance aspects of the simultaneous spin-offs of two new public companies, Xylem and defense technology company Exelis Inc.
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) for the U.S. Department of Defense, its senior attorney for litigation; Principal Deputy General Counsel of the Navy; Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Secretary Mel Martinez; and Deputy Chief of Staff and Acting General Counsel for Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Before entering government, Frank was a Miami litigation partner at Steel Hector and Davis LLP (now Squire Patton Boggs LLP). He began his career with a clerkship in the chambers of Judge Pamela Ann Rymer of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Pasadena, California.
After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in biology, Frank received his law degree from the Yale Law School, where he was Notes Editor of the Yale Law Journal and won the Harlan Fiske Stone and Benjamin N. Cardozo Prizes for best oral argument and best brief in the Morris Tyler Moot Court competition. He also holds an M.B.A. in finance and strategic management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, with an emphasis in the law of armed conflict. He is admitted to the bars of Florida, the District of Columbia, New York and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Frank’s past and present civic service includes membership on the boards of the University of Miami, Equal Justice Works, the Pro Bono Partnership, the Atlantic Legal Foundation, the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Yale Law School Fund, the Yale Law School Association, the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, and the Miami Christian School. Born in Puerto Rico to Cuban parents, he considers Miami home, but resides with his wife and daughters in Weston, Massachusetts.
For more of Mr. Jimenez’s media hits, click here.