Appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Tyco International Ltd. appointed William B. Lytton as its executive vice president and general counsel.
He has a wide range of experience as a corporate counsel at major industrial companies, and most recently served as senior vice president and general counsel for International Paper Company. He is also a former federal prosecutor who served eight-and-a-half years in Chicago and Philadelphia.
Mr. Lytton succeeds Irving Gutin, who had been asked to assume the role of general counsel in June on a temporary basis. Mr. Gutin is retiring after more than 28 years of service to Tyco.
Mr. Lytton served as general counsel for International Paper from 1996-2002. While at International Paper, his law department was named an MCCA Employer of Choice in 2001.
Previously, he held general counsel positions at operating divisions of Lockheed Martin and Martin Marietta, as well as at GE Aerospace.
He has worked throughout the federal government, including an assignment as deputy special counselor to President Ronald Reagan in 1987.
Mr. Lytton received an undergraduate degree from Georgetown University in 1970 and a law degree from American University in 1973. He is also the former chair of the American Corporate Counsel Association’s board of directors and is a member of the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania Bars.