Science and technology company Leidos announced the appointment of Dan Antal as general counsel, effective April 1.

Antal currently serves as general counsel for Rolls-Royce Defense and North America. Before joining Rolls-Royce in 2021, he had a long career at Leidos in a variety of positions in the legal function. His last position in the company was senior vice president, general counsel - civil group.

He also worked at MWH Global and served as director of risk management for the Middle East and director of operations.

Antal will succeed Jerry Howe, who announced his planned retirement. Howe will continue as general counsel until March 31 and remain in an advisory capacity through March 2025.