D. Zachary Hudson

As executive vice president and global general counsel of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVS), Mr. D. Zachary Hudson oversees the company’s legal, compliance, and government relations functions. Under Mr. Hudson’s leadership, the legal, compliance and government relations teams work together to ensure compliance with the laws of the jurisdictions in which LVS operates and to advise leadership on how best to advance and protect the interests of the company.

Prior to joining LVS in September 2019, Mr. Hudson curated a varied background in the professional legal community. Among other roles, he served as the general counsel of a prominent technology company, worked as a lawyer in private practice, taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and served as a law clerk to both United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and then-United States Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Through these experiences, Mr. Hudson has accumulated a diverse set of skills in myriad areas, including commercial, securities and intellectual property litigation, corporate governance, investigations and compliance.

Mr. Hudson earned his Juris Doctor from Yale Law School, where he served as the Managing Editor of The Yale Law Journal and was an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics. He received his Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University, graduating with honors. And he received his Bachelor of Science with honors from the United States Naval Academy, where he was selected as a Truman Scholar and Secretary of the Navy Distinguished Scholar.

Before attending Yale, Mr. Hudson served as an engineering officer on the USS Santa Fe, a nuclear-powered fast attack submarine. He oversaw the training and management of the department in charge of the safe operation of the submarine’s nuclear reactor. He also served in tactical positions on the submarine, completing duties integral to the success of several missions vital to national security and briefed at the presidential level. Mr. Hudson received numerous awards for his United States military service, including the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.