Vice President and General Counsel
Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Chris McDavid is vice president and general counsel for Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S), a business of Raytheon Technologies. He manages a team of lawyers, ethics professionals and global trade licensing, operations and compliance specialists handling an array of legal, ethics and export/import issues related to government and commercial contracts. In addition, McDavid is responsible for matters related to corporate governance, litigation, labor and employment, intellectual property and international business compliance, including those related to the ITAR and EAR.
Before his current role, McDavid was the corporate vice president, Global Ethics & Compliance (GEC) at Raytheon Technologies. Working with the business unit compliance organizations, he led Raytheon Technologies’ global ethics and compliance program, addressing a variety of strategic and tactical matters, with an emphasis on Raytheon Technologies’ internal ethics performance, anti-corruption and government regulatory compliance.
McDavid held several legal leadership positions at United Technologies prior to its merger with Raytheon Company in 2020. He served as the company’s corporate vice president, GEC. Prior to that, he held several key legal positions within Pratt & Whitney, including vice president and general counsel for the Military Engines business, vice president and counsel for Operations, and vice president and general counsel of Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne.
Before joining the company, McDavid worked in private practice for several large international law firms specializing in government contracts law and complex litigation relating to general business, contracts, securities and antitrust matters.
He served in the U.S. Air Force as a systems acquisition officer and contracts business manager for the Satellite and Launch Control Systems Program Office, Space and Missile Systems Center, in El Segundo, California.
McDavid holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the U. S. Air Force Academy, and a juris doctor from Loyola Law School. From 2016 to 2019, he served as the chairman of the board of trustees for the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs and currently serves on the board of directors of the Connecticut Red Cross.