GE Appoints Alex Dimitrief to Head of Litigation
FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE today announced the appointment of Alex Dimitrief to Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation and Legal Policy effective February 1, 2007.
“We are thrilled to have him join and lead GE’s world-class team of litigators as GE continues to grow around the world.”
Dimitrief joins GE from Kirkland & Ellis, LLP, where he has been since 1986 and became a partner in 1991. His practice has spanned many industries, jurisdictions and subjects, including regulatory matters, securities, IP, product liability, environmental and bankruptcy cases.
“Alex is a superb litigator with a broad range of legal expertise,” said Brackett Denniston, GE senior vice president and general counsel. “We are thrilled to have him join and lead GE’s world-class team of litigators as GE continues to grow around the world.” Thomas D. Yannucci, Chair of Kirkland’s Management Committee, noted that “GE’s law department has, for many years, set the standard for companies around the world, so it is a tribute to Alex that he has been asked to take on this new challenge. Alex has contributed greatly to the firm’s success over the past 20 years and we will miss having him as a partner.”
Dimitrief graduated magna cum laude from the Harvard Law School in 1985 where he was Managing Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. summa cum laude with a focus on economics & political science from Yale College in 1981. Following his graduation, he served as a White House Fellow in 1985-86.
Dimitrief and his wife Jill and three children will relocate from Glencoe, Illinois to Connecticut.
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