Thomas F. Larkins
Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Larkins was named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Applied Materials, Inc. in November 2012. He is responsible for all legal affairs, worldwide intellectual property and global security, and brings to Applied a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions, global commercial transactions and operations, corporate finance, securities, and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Applied, Mr. Larkins served as vice president, corporate secretary and deputy general counsel of Honeywell International Inc., a diversified global technology and manufacturing leader, from September 2002 to November 2012. His areas of responsibility included corporate governance, public reporting, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, real estate and procurement. He joined Honeywell (formerly AlliedSignal) in 1997 and served in various positions, including vice president and general counsel of its Automation and Control Solutions business segment.
Prior to joining Honeywell, Mr. Larkins served as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel of L.A. Gear from 1994 to 1997. Before that, he was in private practice (mergers and acquisitions, securities and general corporate) in Los Angeles for seven years, most recently at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson.
Mr. Larkins received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Southern California.