Alumnus Named Legend in Law by Burton Awards

Portrait of John S. Jenkins, Jr.
March 13, 2020

The Burton Awards named John S. Jenkins, Jr., JD ’94, one of the 2020 Legends in Law. 

The Legends in Law Awards recognize outstanding reputation in the legal profession and a demonstrated track record of addressing complex matters of national or global significance in a specialist area. The honorees also evidenced leadership, creativity, and uniqueness in approach to resolving challenges confronting their corporate clients.

Mr. Jenkins said he was humbled and honored upon learning that he had been named as a 2020 Legend in Law.

"This award reflects the collective efforts of my colleagues over the years in setting the ethical standards to deliver legal services, which enable our businesses and create sustainable value over time," Mr. Jenkins said. "I truly appreciate their contributions to this wonderful award."

Mr. Jenkins is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel of TE Connectivity (TE). He is responsible for the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance, government affairs, intellectual property, security and risk management, and corporate social responsibility activities. He is also responsible for bringing TE’s industry-leading connectivity solutions, engineering, and operations expertise to the emerging markets with focus on India, China, and South America. He joined TE Connectivity in October 2012. Prior to TE Connectivity, Mr. Jenkins was with Tyco International since 2003, where he held the title of Vice President, Corporate Secretary, and International General Counsel. Earlier in his career and following graduation from GW Law, Mr. Jenkins served as a Judge Advocate in the US Navy, like his father, Senior Associate Dean Emeritus, John S. Jenkins, JD '61.

The Burton Awards is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit program, which is run in association with the Library of Congress, presented by lead sponsor Law360, and co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The program rewards the greatest accomplishments in law, including excellence in writing, teaching, journalism, public service, leadership, and exemplary service in the armed forces by lawyers.

The Legends in Law Award ceremony will be held on June 8, 2020, at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.