Ernest Tuckett (C'92, L'95)

Ernest A. Tuckett is an experienced general counsel, corporate secretary, and corporate executive. He was most recently general counsel and chief legal officer of North and South America for a company called AkzoNobel, a global leader in the paint, coatings, and specialty chemicals markets. He was also corporate secretary and compliance director for this region. Tuckett was a member of AkzoNobel’s North American Management Team, tasked with leading operations for the company, and a member of the North American Leadership Committee, comprised of the top business unit leaders and executives.

Tuckett began his legal career with the law firm of Arent Fox in Washington, DC, where he spent 10 years as a commercial litigator and employment lawyer. He then worked nine years with the DuPont Company, first as labor and employment counsel, then as commercial counsel for the global agriculture business, and finally, as general counsel of DuPont Canada from 2012-2014.

Tuckett is a double Hoya, having earned a B.A. and a J.D. Georgetown University. He is a native of the Bronx, NY. Tuckett currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the premiere global organization for in-house corporate lawyers, and on the Board of Directors of Street Law, Inc., a worldwide public interest organization providing legal education to youth and the underprivileged. In 2018, he co-founded the Black General Counsel 2025 Initiative with the goal of increasing the number of Black GCs of large corporations.

Tuckett will be featured on he Power of Our Dollars:Corporate Social Responsibility panel with Adrian Mebane (C'91), Jason White (B'99), Sundaa Bridgett-Jones (F'93), and Laetitia Morrisson (G'11)