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soccer playersCivility on the Battle Lines: How Talented Risk Taking Can Save Litigators and Their Craft

Monday, January 30, 2012, noon
Langdell Library, Caspersen Room, Harvard Law School

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Alex Dimitrief
Vice President & General Counsel
GE Energy

Alex Dimitrief was appointed vice president and general counsel of GE Energy in November 2011. He oversees the legal and compliance functions for the GE Energy portfolio, including power & water, oil & gas and energy management. Dimitrief joined GE in February 2007 as vice president for litigation & legal policy.  He was responsible for litigation and enforcement proceedings against GE and all of its business segments. He also oversaw GE’s worldwide compliance programs and served on GE’s Corporate Executive Council and Policy Compliance Review Board.

Dimitrief came to GE from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he had been a trial lawyer in the firm’s Chicago and New York offices since 1986. His practice spanned many industries and subject areas, including securities, intellectual property disputes, environmental matters and products liability and bankruptcy litigation. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis, Dimitrief was a White House fellow in the Reagan Administration's Office of Political and Intergovernmental Affairs and an honors intern at the Department of Justice. He graduated from Yale College in 1981 with a degree in Economics & Political Science and earned his J.D. at Harvard Law School, where he was the managing editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Dimitrief and his wife Jill have three children and are actively involved in supporting numerous charitable organizations in Chicago, Fairfield County and New York. He presently serves on the boards of the Constitutional Rights Foundation – Chicago, the Ronald McDonald House of New York City and the Westport Country Playhouse.

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