Thomas L. Sager serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the DuPont Company. Mr. Sager joined DuPont in 1976, as an attorney and advanced to become associate general counsel and chief litigation counsel in 1994. In 1998, he was named chief litigation counsel. He was named vice president and assistant general counsel in 1999. In June of 2008, he was named to his current position.
He helped pioneer DuPont’s Convergence and Law Firm Partnering Program. Through his leadership, this program has become a benchmark in the industry and has received national acclaim for its innovative approach to the business of practicing law
He received his J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Sager serves as a board member for the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution; Delaware Law Related Education Center; and the Atlantic Legal Foundation. Mr. Sager also serves as chairman of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, where an annual award has been named in his honor to recognize his individual efforts and achievements to promote diversity in the legal profession.
In addition, he is a member of the CPR National Task Force on Diversity in ADR; the ABA Diversity Center; the Board of Overseers at Widener University School of Law; Law Board of Visitors at Wake Forest University School of Law; and the NALP Foundation for Law Career Research and Education Board of Trustees. Mr. Sager is the Editor-in-Chief of “The DuPont Legal Model…A New Era”, c. 1996, revised edition, 1997, Editor-in-Chief of “Leaps and Bounds: Moving Ahead With the DuPont Legal Model”, and Editor-in-Chief of the 2005 treatise on the principles and initiatives of the DuPont Legal Model, “The Competitive Edge – The Growing Power of the DuPont Legal Model”.