AmCham Abu Dhabi
Co-Chair, Business Leadership Alliance
AmCham Abu Dhabi
Courtney Sader is General Counsel for Raytheon Emirates ltd. and Raytheon Saudi Arabia as well as legal counsel for the MENA region for Raytheon Missiles and Defense where she serves as a member of the leadership team for and is responsible for managing all legal matters including prime and sub contractor procurements, offsets and other transactions, corporate governance, joint ventures, human resources and anticorruption compliance.
Since joining Raytheon, Courtney has served as primary product line counsel on the Air Warfare Systems product line. She also provided legal support to the Land Warfare Systems product line, the International Commercial Organization, and Supply Chain Management. Additionally, Courtney participated as an active member on the Raytheon International Working Group, an enterprise wide collaboration to address international legal issues impacting the company, headed out of the Raytheon Washington Office. Courtney also served as Senior Manager and Counsel for the Raytheon Anti-corruption and International Agreements group where she was focused primarily on providing legal advice on Middle East and North Africa matters, including 3rd party intermediaries and compliance with foreign and domestic anti-corruption laws.
Prior to joining Raytheon, Courtney served as legal counsel for Textron Inc. where she provided primary legal support for all international matters at the Textron Systems business division. She also supported the U.S. government contracting function. For the last three of those years she was promoted to serve as Assistant General Counsel and General Manager for Textron’s Abu Dhabi office. There she functioned as the primary legal support for GCC-related matters, including transactions, legal entities and compliance across the entire company.
Courtney holds two bachelors and one masters degrees from the University of Maryland and a juris doctorate from Temple Law School.
She also serves as a board member at AmCham Abu Dhabi and is an active co-chair of the AmCham Abu Dhabi Business Leadership Alliance and a member of the legal affairs committee.