Joseph Santos is vice president and general counsel at Pratt & Whitney. He is responsible for the Compliance and Contracts department's legal matters, including government and commercial contracts, litigation, M&A, corporate ethics and business and government compliance and security. Santos joined Otis Elevator Co., a division of United Technologies Corp. (UTC), in 1997 and has since held various leadership positions at Otis and additional UTC divisions Hamilton Sundstrand and Pratt & Whitney.
Joseph's most recent role was vice president and general counsel at Hamilton Sundstrand, which he held from 2009 to 2012. There he led the Legal Services department with overall responsibility for the company's legal matters. Formerly, Joseph served as vice president and counsel for Pratt & Whitney's Commercial Engines and Global Services division, Associate Counsel for Pratt & Whitney's Operations business and Associate Counsel at Otis Elevator Co.
Joseph practiced law in Cleveland and Boston before joining UTC. He belongs to the Association of Corporate Counsel, serves on the board of the Connecticut Bar Foundation, is a J.W. Cooper fellow and is a former president of the Connecticut Association of Corporate Counsel.
Joseph holds a bachelor's degree from the College of the Holy Cross, a master's degree in law and diplomacy from Tufts University and a doctorate degree from Boston College Law School.
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