Heineman is a distinguished senior fellow of the Program on the Legal Profession
at Harvard Law School and senior fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government.
A graduate of Harvard College (1965), Oxford University (1967 -- graduate degree/political
science) and Yale Law School (1971), former Rhodes Scholar, editor-in-chief of
the Yale Law Journal and law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart, Mr.
Heineman practiced law in Washington before serving at HEW from 1977-1980, ending
his tenure there as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. He was then
managing partner of the Washington office of Sidley & Austin, focusing on
Supreme Court and test case litigation.
In 1987, Mr. Heineman became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
of the General Electric Company located in Fairfield, Connecticut. In 2004, he
was named GE's Senior Vice President for Law and Public Affairs.
Mr. Heineman is a member of the American Law Institute; a member of the Council
on Foreign Relations; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic
and International Studies; a member of the Board of Transparency International-USA;
a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Constitution Center; and a
member of the Board of Managers and Overseers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer
Center. He is the author of books on British race relations and the American