Michael F. Finn

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate / Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary


Mr. Finn is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate / Government Affairs and Corporate Secretary of Axalta Coating Systems. He is also responsible for Crisis Management. Previously, Mr. Finn was Vice President and General Counsel of General Dynamics’ Advanced Information Systems subsidiary. Before that, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Ethics and Export Compliance at General Dynamics United Kingdom. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Finn served as Senior Counsel for General Dynamics Corporation. Between 1999 and 2002 he was General Counsel and Vice President, Sideware Inc. and Associate General Counsel and Senior Director of Business Affairs, Teligent Inc. Prior to those roles, Mr. Finn worked in several positions most notably including as an Associate at Willkie, Farr & Gallagher and as an Attorney at the Office of the General Counsel at the FCC. Under Mr. Finn’s leadership, the Legal Department has been recognized for several awards including from the Financial Times as one of the “Most Innovative In-House Legal Teams” (2015); the Legal Intelligencer as “Legal Department of the Year – Outside Counsel Management” (2016); the Association of Corporate Counsel as a “Value Champion” (2016) and also as a 2016 Finalist for “Best Legal Department” by Corporate Counsel Magazine. Mr. Finn was most recently recognized by the Legal Intelligencer for the “2018 General Counsel Impact Award.” Mr. Finn earned a B.S. in Finance cum laude from Indiana University and obtained his J.D. cum laude from New York University’s School of Law.