Jackson is Senior Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Chief Ethics
Officer of DIRECTV, the nation’s leading digital television service provider.
He is responsible for general litigation, labor and employment law matters,
executive compensation, benefits, and compliance programs.
three decades of service at DIRECTV and Hughes Electronics, Inc., having joined
Hughes (then parent company of DIRECTV) in 1984. Previously he was an
employment lawyer in the Los Angeles
office of O’Melveny & Myers.
In 2003, Jackson was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He
currently serves on the Legal Committee of the California Employers Group and
on the boards of the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Riordan Programs at
UCLA Anderson and the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Board. Jackson was appointed to the California
Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Gray Davis in April 2003 and was reappointed
by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005, serving until 2010.
From 1996-2001, he served on the Los Angeles Police Commission (appointed by
Mayor Richard Riordan) serving as vice president from 1998-2000. From
1992-1999, he served two four-year terms on the California Fair Employment and
Housing Commission (appointed by Governor Pete Wilson). He was a trustee of the
Los Angeles County Bar Association and served on the City of Los Angeles’ Civil Service Commission from
September 1994 to July 1996, concluding his term in the role of vice president.
He was a deputy general counsel to the William Webster Commission, which
reviewed and reported on the Los Angeles Police Department’s performance during
the April 1992 civil disturbance in Los
In 1991, Jackson
was named In-House Counsel of the Year by the John M. Langston Bar Association,
of which he is a past member of the board of directors.
Originally from Philadelphia, Jackson
is based at DIRECTV’s El Segundo,
Cornell University, B.A., History, Economics, 1970 – 1973
UCLA - Executive Management Program
& Associate General Counsel
DirecTV Group, Inc.,
P.O. Box 956, 2230 E. Imperial Highway
El Segundo, CA 90245-0956
• 310-964-0843 (fax)