SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
"You can't look at every decision, but you can set a standard of integrity for every decision."
Dave Shelton is SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. He heads the Chemours global legal, compliance, security, and governmental affairs team. Prior to taking his current position in November 2014, he was Associate General Counsel for DuPont and a member of the DuPont Legal Global Leadership team.
Dave joined DuPont in 1996 and has served in many roles in the legal function, including environmental counsel and commercial counsel to DuPont Chemical Solutions Enterprise. He also served as lead counsel for many of the Chemical Solutions businesses and spent four years in Geneva advising the various businesses of DuPont Performance Materials.
Recently, Dave led the DuPont US Commercial team, comprised of 34 attorneys and paralegals who serve as business counsel to DuPont business units. Dave also served as the legal organization's champion for diversity and inclusion as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Champions Council. Before joining DuPont, Dave spent seven years in private practice in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey as a trial attorney.
Dave holds a BA from St. Joseph's University and a JD from Villanova, is licensed in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and is a member of the Executive Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association.
Providing a Compass
"One of the ways Chemours stands out is in our ability to help customers do the right things, to innovate within the regulations, safely, and at scale. It's an area where we bring together people and knowledge in a way our competitors can't match."
If I Wasn't an Attorney…
"I'd be an engineer. Now that I've seen them at work, I love the way chemical engineers think and solve problems."