Kenneth R. Thompson II was appointed as RELX Group General Counsel on October 1, 2011. In his role, he has global responsibility for the intellectual property, privacy, information security, real estate, procurement, governance, compliance, and U.S. securities law functions for RELX Group. Prior to serving in this capacity, he served as the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Legal Officer for LexisNexis, an operating division of RELX Group.
During his tenure as LexisNexis Global Chief Legal Officer, the Global Legal Department, under his leadership, emphasized the big picture—including a business perspective, the establishment of a corporate pro bono program, professional leadership, and commitment to the rule of law and anti-human trafficking. In 2001, Mr. Thompson joined LexisNexis as a partner from a Cincinnati law firm.
Mr. Thompson has a B.A. from Capital University and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Mr. Thompson is a former member of the IAALS Board of Advisors.