Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Kirkland Hicks is executive vice president and general counsel for Lincoln Financial Group and is a member of the company’s senior management committee. In his role, Hicks oversees all activities for the Law, Compliance, Government Relations and Corporate Secretary functions of the company, as well as provides strategic counsel to the CEO and senior management team.
He joined Lincoln Financial from Towers Watson & Co., where he served as general counsel and secretary since 2012. Hicks previously served in several senior counsel positions at Towers Watson and Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Inc. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt in 2000, he worked in private practice.
Hicks holds a J.D. from Duke University Law School and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T State University. He has also completed the Harvard Business School leadership development program.