Darren Zeidel Profile

Darren Zeidel is the executive vice president, general counsel and company secretary of Aon, leading the firm’s global law department.

Darren currently serves on the board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which advances policy solutions and fosters dialogue on critical global issues. For the last three years, Darren has also served as a member of the Scales of Justice Steering Committee to fundraise for Equal Justice Works, the premier organization championing public interest law in the United States.

Prior to being named general counsel in 2019, Darren held a number of chief counsel roles, including vice president and deputy general counsel for Aon, overseeing the global legal affairs for Retirement Solutions, Health Exchanges and the New Ventures Group as well as leading the corporate law function. Previously he served as Global Chief Counsel for Aon Hewitt, where he played a leading role in the divestiture of the outsourcing business.

Before joining Aon, Darren worked at Honeywell, where he held various business segment general counsel roles in Honeywell’s aerospace strategic business unit, and at Honeywell UOP, where he led a global in-house law department. He began his legal career as an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions group in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.

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