Elected Member

Gail A. Lione

Georgetown University School of Law
Washington, DC
Education
University of Rochester
University of Pennsylvania Law School

Gail Lione is the former General Counsel of Harley-Davidson and an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at Marquette University Law School.

She currently sits on the boards of three corporations—Sargento Foods, Inc.; Badger Meter, Inc.; and The F. Dohmen Co.

At Harley-Davidson, Ms. Lione served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer until May 2010. She also served as President of The Harley-Davidson Foundation from 2006 until May of 2011 when she retired from the company.

During her almost 14-year career with Harley-Davidson, she was a member of the executive leadership team and also served as Vice President of Human Resources for about two years. As general counsel and chief compliance officer, she managed all worldwide legal affairs, corporate governance and compliance for the company including its financial services subsidiary and its trademark holding company.

Prior to joining Harley-Davidson, Ms. Lione was General Counsel and Secretary of U.S. News & World Report and its affiliates, The Atlantic Monthly Company, Applied Graphics Technologies, Inc. and Applied Printing Technologies. Her first General Counsel position from 1986-89 was with Sun Life Group of America in Atlanta, Georgia where she managed the legal affairs and all regulatory activities of five insurance companies licensed in 50 states.

Ms. Lione started her legal career as an attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia as a real estate and tax lawyer. 

EDUCATION: University of Rochester, B.A.; University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D.

 
Areas of Expertise
Intellectual Property
Real Estate Law (Real Property)
Business Law (Commercial Law)
Corporate Governance (Commercial Law)
Labor Law (Employment Law)