L-3 Communications Appoints Kathleen E. Karelis General Counsel

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced that Kathleen E. Karelis has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective today. Ms. Karelis, age 46, was most recently a Senior Partner with the law firm of Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C. She has represented L-3 and many other Government contractors in the full range of issues faced by the leaders in the defense and aerospace community.

“Kathleen brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and expertise, and we are fortunate to have her join L-3”

Kathleen brings with her a tremendous amount of experience and expertise, and we are fortunate to have her join L-3, said Michael T. Strianese, President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of L-3. Her extensive knowledge of the aerospace and defense industry and her broader background in the types of matters we face daily make her an excellent addition to our team. We look forward to her contributions going forward.

Christopher C. Cambria will continue with the Company in the position of Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel for Mergers and Acquisitions. Chris has been very instrumental in L-3s growth over the years and we expect he will continue to be a major contributor to our success in the future, concluded Mr. Strianese.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The Company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.

To learn more about L-3 Communications, please visit the companys web site at www.L-3com.com.


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