Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Chief Compliance Officer, Harley-Davidson, Inc.

Paul Krause joined Harley Davidson in 2016 and became Chief Legal Officer in 2020. He was previously Senior Counsel at ArcelorMittal, an international steel company, and an attorney at Littler Mendelson. 

As part of LCLD's Leaders at the Front initiative, Paul created a Leader's Pledge detailing his personal and organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read Paul's pledge here

Through employee resource groups, partnerships with diversity-promoting organizations, and supplier diversity initiatives, Harley-Davidson works to increase diverse practices and expand their viewpoint. The company also provides minority executives with scholarships to attend business development programs.

Harley-Davidson was named an LCLD Top Performer in 2021. 

Read about Harley-Davidson's 2014 LCLD Learning Experience here. 

Joined LCLD 2012  

Highlights of LCLD Participation 


Fellows Program 
Hosted Learning Experience (2014)
Hosted Leadership Lunch (2013)
Fellows nominated:
2022: Marina Waclawski; 2021: Maira Gavioli; 2020: Mai Der Shaw; 2018: Adraea M. Brown; 2015: Dean A. Dent; 2013: Ricardo M. Contreras 

Pathfinder Program
Hosted Pathfinder Meeting (2017) 

Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors provided: 2021, 2020, 2014 

Annual Meeting (2021, 2020, 2016, 2015)
Leadership Summit (2021)

Member: Paul Krause

Diversity Professional: Andrea Brown