James T. Breedlove

James T. Breedlove, 70, retired in January 2015 from his positions as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Praxair, Inc. He joined Praxair in 2004 as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary and became Senior Vice President in 2006. At Praxair, Mr. Breedlove oversaw Praxair’s Government Relations, Real Estate and Facilities Administration teams, led Praxair’s global legal department of over seventy lawyers and was responsible for managing international regulatory, compliance, transactional, securities law and corporate governance issues. Prior to his engagement with Praxair, Mr. Breedlove served as General Counsel for General Electric Company’s global Equipment Management business from 2002 to 2004, having previously served as a Vice President and General Counsel to a division of General Electric Capital Corporation from 1992 to 2002. Mr. Breedlove was an assistant to the Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice from 1990 to 1992. Prior to that, Mr. Breedlove held several positions with Philip Morris Capital Corporation from 1978 to 1990, after having begun his career as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell. Mr. Breedlove holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College, as well as an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • Member of the Board
  • Audit and Compliance Committee
  • Governance and Nominating Committee, Chair