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Akin Harrison

Chief Legal Officer

Akin Harrison

Life at FGS Global

Has overall responsibility for the company’s global legal and compliance operations and is a member of the executive committee and global partnership board.

Life Pre-FGS Global

Was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), where he was responsible for all of the company’s legal and compliance matters. Began his legal career as a corporate attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in Washington, DC.

Life Beyond FGS Global

Enjoys traveling with his wife and three children. As a lifelong Yankees fan living in the Washington, DC area, Akin catches as many Yankees games as he can on television.

Akin Harrison is Chief Legal Officer at FGS Global, based out of the firm's Washington, D.C. office. At FGS, Akin serves on the company’s global executive committee and global partnership board, has overall responsibility for the company’s global legal and compliance operations, and provides counsel to the company’s Board of Directors and senior management team.

Akin is a trusted advisor and skilled executive who has experience helping clients navigate highly sensitive matters in a wide range of legal and business areas, including complex corporate transactions, securities regulation and reporting, corporate governance, ethics and compliance, internal investigations, cybersecurity and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters.

Prior to joining FGS, Akin was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:  TGNA), a publicly traded, innovative media company whose assets include 62 television stations in 51 markets across the United States, where he was responsible for all of the company’s legal and compliance matters.

Akin began his legal career as a corporate attorney with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York and Brobeck, Phleger and Harrison in Washington, D.C., where his practice included representing Fortune 500 companies, venture capital firms and early-stage companies in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital financings and corporate lending transactions.

Akin earned his undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Virginia and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

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