Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary, General Electric Company 

Michael Holston joined General Electric in 2018 as General Counsel, after six years at Merck & Co. He was previously General Counsel of Hewlett-Packard Company, where he started the legal department’s first formal pro bono program. Mike also spent time as a prosecutor in the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. 

GE has several employee resource networks and has received a perfect score on the Human Right Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index every year since 2014. In 2017, GE announced goals of having 20,000 women fill STEM roles at GE by 2020 and obtaining 50:50 representation for all of GE’s technical entry-level programs. 

General Electric was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022. 

Joined LCLD 2010

Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program 
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2017, 2013)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Renee Lloyd, Meg Nielsen, Karen McConnell; 2021: Bruce Bradford, Clarissa de Castro, D'Asia Hailey; 2020: Sushupta Sudarshan, Rebecca Zimmer, Diego Marquez; 2019: Vicky Vron, Neal Kemkar, Jennifer Fenge;
2018: Folarin DosunmuMarianne Ibrahim; 2017: Teresa (Faride) Garcia-ReyesJanice Baker; 2016: Kuvesh AyerWillie Wright; 2014: Michael K. Watson; 2013: Ita Snyder; 2012: Daniel Ro 

Pathfinder Program
Pathfinders selected:
2021: Anwell Lanfranco, Brittany Owens

1L LCLD Scholars Program
Scholars hosted:
2021: Javier Diaz

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015 

Annual Meeting (2022)


Member: Michael Holston

Diversity Professionals: Josephine Chang & Constance Rodts