Ernest Tuckett is General Counsel, Americas at AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals.
Previously, Ernest was general counsel of DuPont Canada where he was a member of the company's board and corporate leadership team and chief legal counsel to the company. Before that Ernest was commercial counsel to DuPont’s global crop protection business and served as labor and employment counsel for DuPont in the United States.
Ernest is on the Board of Directors of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), and Street Law, Inc. and on the Executive Leadership Team of Legal Leaders for Diversity, an organization of General Counsel in Canada committed to advancing diversity in the profession. He also served as the 2009-10 Chair of the DuPont Legal Minority Counsel Network, and Project Coordinator of DuPont Legal’s Street Law Pipeline Diversity Project for 6 years.
Prior to joining DuPont, Ernest was Counsel at the law firm of Arent Fox, PLLC, in Washington, D.C. where he spent 10 years as part of that firm’s litigation and employment practice groups. Ernest received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and he graduated from Georgetown University with a B.A. in American Government.