Senior Counsel, Dentons; Director, Badger Meter, Sargento Foods, F. Dohmen Company
Gail Lione is a senior counsel at Dentons. For more than 23 years, Lione served as General Counsel of three companies in three different industries: global marketing/manufacturing; publishing, printing and digital imaging; and insurance, banking and financial services. Most recently, she was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of Harley-Davidson, Inc. She also served as President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation until she retired from the company. For the seven years prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Lione was General Counsel and Secretary of US News & World Report and its affiliates, The Atlantic Monthly Company, Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Applied Printing Technologies. Her first General Counsel position was with Sun Life Group of America in Atlanta, where she managed the legal affairs and all regulatory activities of five insurance companies licensed in 50 states.
Lione is a sought-after board member for corporations as well. She currently serves on three corporate boards including Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE: BMI) where she is the lead director and a member of the Corporate Governance and Compensation Committees; The F. Dohmen Co. where she is a member of the Audit Committee; and Sargento Foods, Inc., where she is a member of the Compensation Committee. Lione also serves as a Senior Fellow of the Governance Center of The Conference Board.
Lione is currently an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, where she teaches intellectual property law, drawing on her experience in the strategic management and protection of intellectual property portfolios. In January 2015, she was elected as a member of the American Law Institute.