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July 16, 2019

A Nation & World of Immigrants: LinkedIn, July 16, 2019

Alex Dimitrief talks about being a first-generation Canadian-American son of Russian parents, the opportunities his immigrant parents made possible for him, and his concern about the state of American immigration policy under the current administration in Washington.

Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | LinkedIn

August 8, 2019

Insight: Employee Reporting Is Best Line of Defense Against Corporate Misconduct: Bloomberg Law, August 8, 2019

Anger and distrust over corporate missteps is rising, with even presidential candidates jumping in to offer solutions. Alex Dimitrief, former GC at General Electric, explains that providing clear and open internal communication lines for employees to report potential integrity lapses without fear of reprisals is the best first step to prevent corporate malfeasance.

Management Consulting | Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | Bloomberg Law

September 11, 2019

Insight: Law Firms Need to Reach Out to Clients to Endure Next Recession: Bloomberg Law, September 11, 2019

Law firms won’t be as severely impacted by the next recession as they were by the financial crisis, says Alex Dimitrief, former GC at General Electric. But, he says, legal departments are more willing to forgo the “safety” of hiring name-brand law firms for the value of mid-tier and regional law firms. Being proactive and working with clients is key.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | Bloomberg Law

December 2019

Corporate Activism: A Case Study of GE’s Stand on Bathroom Bills and Lessons Learned: Directors & Boards, December 2019

A political stand on LGBTQ rights by GE five years ago met with acclaim in many quarters but also led to criticism from some legislators and to a contentious proposal at the company’s annual meeting claiming strategic hypocrisy. But the harshest criticism came from employees who disagreed with the company’s position and lamented that “political correctness” had run amok at GE.

Alex Demetrief relates the backstory to the challenges GE’s leadership faced after taking on the issue, one that offers lessons for directors to consider as more and more companies ponder corporate activism.

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Publications and Articles | Alex Dimitrief | Directors & Boards

May 2019

Working Wiser: Global Counsel Leaders Circle, Washington, DC, May 2019

Keynote Speaker, Global Counsel Leaders Circle, Washington, DC

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

September 2019

Working Across the C-Suite: Arthur Page Society Conference, Boston, September 2019

Panelist, Arthur Page Society Conference, Boston

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

May 2019

Navigating a Corporate Crisis: University of Chicago Law School, May 2019

Panelist, University of Chicago Law School

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

August 2019

Secrets of Success: Benesch General Counsel Symposium, Akron, Ohio, August 2019

Panelist, Benesch General Counsel Symposium, Akron, Ohio

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

September 2019

A Conversation with Alex Dimitrief: Novartis Legal Week, Davos, September 2019

Novartis Legal Week, Davos

Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

January 28, 2020

Sidley Austin’s Private Equity Bet Pays Off as Market Hums

Sidley Austin has shaken up the private equity space, in part using a string of lateral hires from more established PE players to make rapid progress in a market where the top law firms have had practices spanning several decades.  Kent Zimmerman discusses the thoughtful concrete strategy that Sidley has developed, the firm’s strength across several sectors as a bridge to build private equity, and its ability to pay market compensation even when the market is very high.

Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | Bloomberg Law