B.A., Bowdoin College
J.D., Cornell University Law School
Dan Boxer has been a senior partner in Maine’s largest law firm, the General Counsel of an NYSE listed company, a corporate Executive VP and a partner in several successful startup ventures.
Dan joined Pierce Atwood in 1970 and was responsible for developing the firm’s regulatory compliance and natural resources and environmental law practices. The practice grew to 14 lawyers, the largest in New England. Dan was a frequent speaker in Maine and before national groups on a wide range of compliance and natural resources topics. He held leadership positions on several ABA committees and was Chair of both the CLE and Environmental Law Committees of the Maine Bar Association. He was included in the charter volume of Best Lawyers in America and was a co-author of the Maine Environmental and Land Use Standards handbook.
In the mid 90’s Dan left Pierce Atwood to participate in the leveraged buyout of Fairchild Semiconductor from National Semiconductor. When the 500 million dollar deal was completed, Dan became the Chief Administrative Officer at Fairchild which grew to become an NYSE listed global company with over 2 billion dollars in annual revenue and 10,000 employees. At Fairchild Dan had wide business responsibilities and involvement, including legal, ethics and compliance, M&A, securities, human resources, communications, environmental, marketing communications, import-export, logistics (for a while) and a host of other areas. His duties involved frequent work in Asia, Europe and elsewhere.
Dan retired from active Fairchild involvement in 2005, but retains a governance advisory role for the Board and CEO. He also engages in very selective consulting (refusing to charge by the hour) and speaking on governance matters and has been the Co-Chair for the last three years of the Law School’s Symposium on Governance, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility.
Dan is active in new business ventures in Maine and elsewhere. He was one of the original founders and investors in, and remains a Board member of, Backyard Farms, a 200+employee high-tech agricultural business in Central Maine which produces over 150,000 pounds per day of vine ripened, hydroponically grown tomatoes in two world class greenhouses. Dan is also involved in, and on the Board of, a seafood company exporting to China and an energy company involved in cutting edge solutions for major manufacturers. He is Chair of the Law School’s Board of Visitors and a graduate of Bowdoin College and Cornell Law School.