William Cowan

by LP Green, II
William Cowan
Vice President, Litigation & Legal Policy
General Electric Company

William “Mo” Cowan is Vice President, Litigation and Legal Policy at the General Electric Company, responsible for litigation, enforcement proceedings, investigations and compliance globally. Mo joined GE, whom he represented as outside counsel and a lobbyist for several years, after representing Massachusetts as interim United States Senator in 2013.


Immediately before joining the Senate as only the 8th African-American serve in that body, Mo served as Chief Legal Counsel, Chief of Staff, and Senior Advisor to former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Mo also served as a Fellow at Harvard University Institute of Politics (Fall 2013).


Mo is a Director of Eastern Bank Corporation, Partners Healthcare, and Co-Chair of the Greater Boston YMCA Board of Overseers. He is a Trustee of Northeastern University, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a member of the Boston Club Corporate Advisory Board, Cambridge College President’s Council, Duke University Trinity College Board of Visitors, and the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.


Mo is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and Duke University. He holds honorary degrees from Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, Bridgewater State University and Newbury College.

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