Heath Dixon is your strategic partner in navigating the complex landscape of commercial and technology transactions.
With over two decades of experience, including 16 years as senior in-house counsel for world-leading technology, retail, and professional services companies, Heath knows how to empower businesses that deliver and rely on technology by providing the right advice at the right time.
Timely strategic guidance on your products and services. Heath provides business-driven advice through all the pivotal stages of the development lifecycle and across a wide range of legal issues surrounding technology-driven products and services. From advising on conceptualization and design to delivering infrastructure, professional services, and licensing agreements, through crafting customer-focused service terms and privacy policies, Heath helps companies avoid and mitigate legal risks when it matters most without compromising speed to market.
Experience-driven pragmatism for vendor-customer relationships. With extensive experience on both sides of vendor-customer relationships, Heath focuses on assessing the practical nature of legal risks to secure the right protections for clients in those commercial relationships. His ability to balance the competing interests on both sides of the table and to frame complex issues in terms counterparties can appreciate ensures productive negotiations and fosters durable commercial relationships.
Experience with long-term legal support for operations. Over his 12-year tenure at Amazon, Heath negotiated business-critical agreements and facilitated hundreds of new product launches for Amazon Web Services (AWS), led legal support for all domain name-related operations, and oversaw the transition from Amazon’s legacy IP asset management systems. At EDS (now Hewlett Packard Enterprise), Heath managed EDS’ relationship with a billion-dollar customer. Providing high-level general counsel services for EDS management, he helped resolve contractual disputes with the customer, restructure the services EDS was providing, and turn around a troubled relationship.
As a result, he understands how to manage the difficult issues that can arise throughout the contract lifecycle and how to craft, implement, and improve internal policies and processes for operational risk management. Whatever challenges your business faces, you can trust Heath to provide business-focused and customer-friendly solutions.
Clients. Heath’s diverse clientele includes Fortune 100 multinational companies, start-ups, emerging enterprises, and nonprofit organizations. Whatever the size and objectives of your business, Heath is ready to help you improve its results.
- University of Chicago Law School
Law Student Association (Representative, Secretary and Treasurer), University of Chicago Legal Forum (Comment Editor), Ann Watson Barber Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community
- Washington and Lee University
BA, magna cum laude, with honors, Economics, 1993
National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Sigma Nu fraternity, Mock Convention (Platform Committee Chair)
Awards & Accolades
- Profiled in the Dot Brand Observatory by ComLaude: “Dot AWS: Aiding Amazon’s rollout of IPv6”
- Profiled in The Record, the alumni magazine of the University of Chicago Law School: “Heath Dixon ’01: A Consistent Legal Mind in an Ever-Changing Company”
- Campaign for Equal Justice, Board Member (2019–present)
- Gregoire Fellow Program, Governance Committee (2018–present)
- Brand Registry Group, Board Member and President (2019–2021)
- Queen Anne Elementary School, PTSA President (2015–2017), Vice President (2014–2015), Board Member (2013–2017)
- Susan G. Komen Foundation, 3-Day Walker (2012–present)
Heath extends his dedication to client service to the community and the professional development of aspiring lawyers. As a former public-school teacher and debate coach, he remains committed to nurturing the next generation of legal professionals. Since 2018, Heath has served as an adjunct professor of law at the University of Washington School of Law, teaching courses on drafting business documents.
At Amazon, he led leadership and productivity training programs for the legal department. He also continues to contribute to the University of Chicago Law School Class of 2001 as an alumni representative and class correspondent. In his pro bono legal services, Heath focuses on providing transactional and general legal advice to non-profits and small businesses (particularly in underserved communities).