The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

Denise Keane


Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc.

Denise Keane serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Altria Group. In her role, she leads the company’s Law department and the Corporate Secretary’s office.

From May 1995 to December 1997, Denise served as Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Philip Morris USA and later Senior Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, and Associate General Counsel for Philip Morris Companies.

Denise served as the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for PM USA from 2001 until assuming her most recent position with Altria in 2008. She has engaged in the successful management of company litigation issues and has managed legal regulatory issues globally. During her career with the Altria family of companies, Denise has held various management and leadership positions.

She is a member of the American Bar Association and is currently serving on the Commission on Women in the Profession and on the board of the Virginia Opera.

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