James D. Canafax
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
BWX Technologies, Inc.
James D. Canafax is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for BWX Technologies, Inc. (BWXT).
Mr. Canafax has served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company since 2010 and as Chief Compliance Officer since 2013. In this role, Mr. Canafax leads a team that provides legal counsel for all of the Company’s operations as well as supports the Company’s corporate governance and compliance activities.
Previously, Mr. Canafax served as Assistant General Counsel - Transactions and Compliance at McDermott International, Inc. from 2007 to 2010. He originally joined McDermott in 2001 as an attorney, after starting his legal career with the law firm of Jones Walker in New Orleans in 1996.
Mr. Canafax graduated from Harvard Law School and earned a bachelor's degree in International Trade and Finance from Louisiana State University.