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Kenneth S. Resnick

J.D. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia; President, ATRQ Global LLC; Retired 2014, Vice President & General Counsel, GE Oil & Gas.


Email: ksresnic@syr.edu

Work Phone: +39-327-264-4950 (IT); +1 646-825-1680 (US)

Ken earned a B.A. in Philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 1977 and obtained his law degree with honors from the University of Georgia, in Athens, Georgia in 1981. He then joined the Cincinnati based law firm of Dinsmore & Shohl, where he became a partner and had a diverse general civil and criminal trial practice. Ken also served from 1985 through 1989 as an Assistant Special Prosecutor for the State of Ohio, during which time he successfully prosecuted participants in the Savings & Loan crisis. Ken’s experience at the firm also included the successful pro bono representation of a death row inmate in Mississippi before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ken joined General Electric Company in 1993 as Sr. Counsel, Litigation & Preventive Law at GE Aviation, where he had broad responsibility for dispute resolution, compliance and regulatory affairs. Between 1987 and 2005, He served as an Adjunct Professor in the M.B.A. program at Xavier University in Cincinnati where he taught classes in business ethics and values. He served on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati from 1989 until 2009, and as president of the Board in 2004.

Ken became the VP & General Counsel for GE Oil & Gas in 2005, based in Florence, Italy, a $19 billion business that provides highly engineered equipment, services and technology solutions for the global oil & gas industry, where he had general responsibility for compliance, government relations and management of the global legal affairs of the business.  After more than 20 years, he retired from GE in June of 2014 and is now the President of ATRQ Global LLC, a consulting firm specializing in global corporate compliance systems, doing business in high risk regions, and other “license to operate” corporate issues.  Ken also serves as an independent director of a privately held US company and teaches a course on International Business Ethics at Syracuse University in Florence.

Courses

Politics of Globalization and Human Rights

Sustainable Enterprise

Business Ethics from a Global Perspective (offered irregularly)