CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER AND GENERAL COUNSEL
Jim Winner is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for Aegis Defense Services LLC, a global security and risk management company. He is the senior executive responsible for legal, compliance, contracts, security and risk management. Jim’s specialized skills and experience include: government/commercial/international contracting, cyber operations, information security, FOCI mitigation, privacy, data rights/intellectual property, bid protests, litigation management, procurement/supply chain, labor/employment, and mergers & acquisitions. Jim also serves as the company secretary and technology control officer.
Prior to joining Aegis, Jim was a Corporate Director and Assistant General Counsel at Northrop Grumman. He served as the lead counsel for Northrop Grumman’s cyber intelligence, civil solutions and information security lines of business.
Jim previously served in legal and contracts executive leadership roles for ITT Corporation, including Vice President and General Counsel and Vice President, Contracts and Procurement for ITT Information Systems and Associate General Counsel for ITT Mission Systems. Jim also practiced law with Barnes & Thornburg LLP, specializing in contracts, procurement and labor and employment law, and worked in-house for Rolls-Royce Corporation and Cummins Inc.
Prior to joining the private sector, Jim honorably served as an Air Force judge advocate and systems acquisition officer. Jim worked across multiple legal disciplines, including trial and appellate litigation, and began his acquisition career in the MILSATCOM Joint Program Office, where he supported major DoD satellite communications programs, including DSCS, Milstar and Advanced EHF.
Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree as a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. He received his Juris Doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, CA. Jim is licensed to practice law in CA, CO, VA and DC.