Chad Boudreaux is executive vice president and chief legal officer for HII, America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry.
Serving in this role since 2020, he has overall leadership responsibility for HII’s Law Department and outside counsel, which provide a broad range of legal advice and support for the company’s business activities, including corporate governance matters, compliance, litigation management, and mergers and acquisitions.
Previous to this appointment, Boudreaux managed HII’s litigation docket and oversaw HII’s nationally recognized compliance program as the company’s first chief compliance officer. He joined HII in 2011 as corporate vice president for litigation, investigations and compliance. In 2014, he led the Law Department team that won the coveted ACC Value Challenge Award for HII’s compliance program, a program that has since been heralded as “a roadmap for other companies.”
Before joining HII, he practiced law at Baker Botts LLP, where he established the law firm’s Global Security and Corporate Risk Counseling practice group. He has also previously held various high-ranking positions in the U.S. government to include serving as the deputy chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and multiple leadership positions at the U.S. Department of Justice.
Boudreaux earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Memphis School of Law. He is a recipient of the U.S. Justice Department’s Special Commendation for Outstanding Service for his work on high-stakes litigation for the United States.