As General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer, Chris Leslie is responsible for legal and compliance, including ethics and business conduct as well as global trade compliance.
Chris joined Hitachi in 2004 as General Counsel. Prior to joining Hitachi, he spent more than 11 years at Sun Microsystems in a variety of senior positions, primarily in the international legal arena. Before Sun Microsystems, Leslie was vice president and general counsel of Everex Systems and practiced law for McKenna & Co. (now Cameron McKenna), an international law firm, in Hong Kong. Leslie is admitted to practice law in England and Wales, Hong Kong and California.
In 2010, Leslie received the Regulatory Lawyer of the Year (non-financial sector) award by the International Law Office/Association of Corporate Counsel. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, Leslie was named by the Ethisphere Institute, a global independent compliance think-tank, as one of the Attorneys Who Matter. The award is given to the best individuals in a wide range of legal disciplines, from compliance specialists and in-house counsel to federal agencies, to the most accomplished ethics and compliance officers of major companies.View All Executive Team