Katherine L. Adams Biography
Katherine L. Adams (Katherine Leatherman Adams) is an American attorney and corporate lawyer, currently General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security at Apple Inc.
Katherine L. Adams Education
Adams earned a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature with French and German concentrations from Brown University in 1986 and, in 1990, a Juris Doctoral degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was the recipient of the Order of the Coif.
Katherine L. Adams Career
He joined Apple Inc. on October 6, 2017, replacing the retiring Bruce Sewell as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Legal and Global Security.
Before joining Apple, Adams worked with Honeywell, where she was in charge of the organization’s global legal strategy for its 128,000 workforce in more than 100 countries.
In addition, Katherine L. Adams was responsible for managing all of the company’s legal affairs including Securities and Exchange Commission filings and disclosure, corporate governance, human resources and benefits, intellectual property rights, environmental compliance, litigation, government relations as well as acquisitions and divestitures.
Before joining Honeywell, she was a partner in the New York City office of the Chicago-based law firm Sidley Austin LLP. Earlier in her career, Adams served in roles as law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, Supreme Court of the United States; trial attorney for the United States Department of Justice, Appellate Section, Environment and Natural Resources division; and law clerk for Stephen Breyer, then Chief Justice United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and now Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Throughout her career, L. Adams has also held academic positions as adjunct assistant professor of law for the New York University Law School and adjunct assistant professor of environmental law for Columbia University Law School.
Katherine L. Adams Influence
In September 2008, Katherine L. Adams and other influential New Jerseyans, including 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics winner Paul Krugman, were invited to an Economic Roundtable hosted by Goldman Sachs’ former Chairman and CEO, and ex-New Jersey Governor, Jon Corzine.
Additionally, in 2009, Katherine Adams was also nominated for NJBIZ’s “Best 50 Women in Business awards program” which recognizes “New Jersey’s most dynamic and distinguished women in business today”. The program serves to highlight their contributions to business and the community and salutes their ability to overcome obstacles in non-traditional work environments.
Katherine L. Adams Age
Adams was born on April 20, 1964 in New York City, New York, United States. She is 55 years old as of 2019.
Katherine L. Adams Family
Adams is the daughter of John Hamilton Adams and Patricia Brandon (Smith) Adams.
Katherine L. Adams Husband
Adams is married to Forwood C. Wiser III since July 3, 1993.
Katherine L. Adams Books
- 2008: Never Again
- 2009: Owning Up: Privacy, Property, and Belonging in U.S. Women’s Life Writing
Katherine L. Adams Salary
In 2018, Adams earned a base salary of $1 million, plus millions more in stock options and nonequity incentives.
Katherine L. Adams Net Worth
Adams has an estimated net worth of at least $68.2 Million dollars. She owns over 1,000 units of Apple stock worth over $35,667,361 and over the last 9 years she sold AAPL stock worth over $5,868,608.