Gjon Nivica is a Senior Advisor at BarkerGilmore where he is valued as a strategic business partner to executive management and boards of directors. An innovative, forward-thinker with considerable international expertise, Gjon has a proven track record of leadership and developing best-in-class law departments delivering creative, business-oriented solutions to optimize legal services and drive earnings.
Gjon has served as a General Counsel Executive for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Celanese Corporation, a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company based in Dallas, Texas. Before his tenure at Celanese, he was Vice President and General Counsel, Transportation Systems, at Honeywell International, a Fortune 100 multinational conglomerate providing products and technologies for aerospace, automotive, clean energy, and safety and security solutions. During his storied career, Gjon has many accomplishments including pioneering formulation of a strategic legal plan with corresponding goals and metrics, employing a rigorous management operating system to ensure implementation of key strategic initiatives, and launching innovative preventive law and code of conduct programs recognized as best-in-class.
Widely respected by colleagues, board members, and outside counsel, Gjon has earned numerous national industry awards. His legal team at Celanese was recognized as “Best Legal Department” by The American Lawyer, and he was cited as one of the esteemed “Top Ten General Counsels to Watch” by Corporate Board Member. Moreover, Gjon was honored as a finalist for “Outstanding General Counsel – Large Legal Department” by The Association of Corporate Counsel and D CEO magazine.
Gjon earned his B.S. from Florida State University in both Finance and Multinational Business, his J.D., magna cum laude, from Boston University Law School, where he was a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar and is an alumnus of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.