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H. Vincent Draa

Title/s:  Adjunct Faculty

Phone: 224.554.9095

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About

H. Vincent Draa is President of Draa Consulting LLC and Senior Consultant to Kochhar & Co., a leading Indian law firm. In July 2020, he completed a 36-year career as an in-house lawyer for multiple major publicly held U.S. corporations.

Most recently he served for more than 10 years as Vice President and General Counsel-International for W.W. Grainger Inc. In this role, he acted as the chief legal officer for Grainger’s worldwide multi-channel businesses outside the U.S. and Canada. In addition, Draa advised the company on fraud, internal investigations, trade compliance, cybersecurity, privacy and anti-bribery and corruption matters. In addition, he represented Grainger in mergers and acquisitions and other complex commercial transactions.

Draa is a Certified Fraud Examiner and previously served as Grainger’s Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer. 

He is an Adjunct Professor in the Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management Masters of Jurisprudence Program and a member of the Advisory Committee for the University of South Florida’s Executive Cybersecurity Program.

Prior to joining Grainger in 2010, Draa was Vice President, International Law, for Tenneco Inc. Before joining Tenneco in 1987, he worked in the legal departments of Hughes Tool Company, the Coastal Corporation and Gulf Oil Company and as a Deputy Sheriff with the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Department.

Draa graduated, cum laude, from the University of Georgia School of Law and Florida State University. He is a member of the State Bars of Illinois, Georgia, and Texas. He has lived and worked internationally in Saudi Arabia, Germany, Belgium, and England.

Degrees

BA, Criminology, Florida State University, 1978
JD, University of Georgia School of Law, 1984

Program Areas

Commercial Law; Ethics and Compliance; Cybersecurity; Fraud, Bribery and Corruption Investigation; Mergers and Acquisition

Courses Taught

Cybersecurity Management

Selected Publications

Vincent Draa, International Implications of the 1982 Merger Guidelines, 13 Ga. J. Int’l & Comp L., 797 (1983)