Donald R. Dancer, distinguished practitioner in residence
(336) 279-9267, ddancer2@elon.edu

Donald R. DancerDonald R. Dancer is an accomplished business executive and former General Counsel for three international corporations. He is a member of Elon University School of Law’s national advisory board.

Dancer served at International Rectifier Corporation, a world leader in advanced power management semiconductor technology, from 2002 to 2009, as Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Acting Chief Executive Officer, and Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

At General Electric Company, Dancer served in several executive and counsel positions from 1980 to 2002, including General Counsel for GE Industrial Systems Solutions in Duluth, Georgia from 1998 to 2002, General Counsel for GE Power Controls in Barcelona, Spain from 1997 to 1998, Counsel, Asia Pacific Operations, for GE Information Services and GE Electrical Distribution & Control, in Hong Kong, from 1995 to 1997, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel for GE Fanuc Automation NA, Inc. in Charlottesville, Virginia from 1987 to 1995.

Dancer earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia and his juris doctor degree from DePaul University.