General Counsel for Siemens North America, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Siemens Corporation (U.S.)
Ann Fairchild is General Counsel for Siemens North America as well as Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of Siemens Corporation in the United States. She oversees the legal operations of Siemens in the United States and Canada. Ms. Fairchild is an active business partner to the regional executive management of Siemens, enhancing business strategy and policy through pragmatic legal advice and the development of a strong, diverse legal organization across North America.
Prior to her current position, Ms. Fairchild was General Counsel of Dresser-Rand, a Siemens Company, as well as the Head of Legal for the US Projects Center of Expertise, the organization responsible for providing legal support for the Power & Gas, Wind, Power Generation Services and Mobility Divisions of Siemens. From 2008-2013, Ms. Fairchild was the General Counsel for the Oil & Gas Division of Siemens AG, based in Duisburg, Germany. In this role she had global responsibilities for the legal affairs of the Oil & Gas operations of Siemens.
Ms. Fairchild is also the co-executive sponsor of the Women’s Information Network at Siemens, or WIN@Siemens, a national network committed to promoting the inclusion, awareness and understanding of issues and challenges facing women within the Siemens workforce. The purpose for WIN@S is to heighten awareness and address the unique business needs of women at Siemens, which contributes to Siemens core values and supports the Siemens goal of inclusion by attracting, retaining and motivating a diverse workforce. Ms. Fairchild is honored to work with the WIN@Siemens organization and is passionate about its mission.
Ms. Fairchild joined Siemens Power Generation Inc. in 1999. Prior to joining Siemens, Ms. Fairchild was an associate with McGuire Woods in McLean, Virginia. She clerked for the Honorable Tommy Miller, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia from 1996-1997.
Ms. Fairchild obtained her Bachelor of Science in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia in 1993, and her J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law in 1996.