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March 23, 2020

Bankruptcy Lawyers Prepare for an Onslaught of Battered Companies

The coronavirus is threatening to destroy businesses large and small — and that’s got bankruptcy lawyers’ phones ringing off the hook.  The economic shock of the social isolation measures being taken across the U.S. to mitigate the pandemic threatens to put millions of Americans out of work and leaves companies in a raft of industries wondering how they’ll make payroll. As bankruptcy lawyers adjust to the new routine of working from home, many are seeing a spike in business they haven’t experienced since the September 2001 terrorist attacks and the 2008 global financial crisis.

Kent Zimmermann sees a sharp ramp-up in the age of the virus with demand picking up for firms serving industries under stress, starting with energy and retail, but also including transportation, leisure and hospitality, and others. High-performing restructuring lawyers with big followings are an increasingly hot commodity.   And he sees still other practice groups, including private equity, benefiting as well.

Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Kent Zimmermann | Financial Post

July 2012

In the Driver’s Seat: Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2012

Harvard Law Bulletin, Summer 2012

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

August 2014

To Kill or Not to Kill All the Lawyers? That is the Question: The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Attorneys object to interpretation of Shakespeare's line; It's not a slur.

The Wall Street Journal, August 18, 2014

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

February 2017

A Lesson from GE: You Can Get Fired for Sticking With That White Shoe Law Firm: Bodhala.com, February 2017

The legal profession historically had some of the most inelastic economics of any business in the world. People liked to stick with what they knew, even though what’s on the other side of the fence might have actually been greener, or just as green. Clinging to a false sense of security, when prices went up, people stayed with “their guy.” When prices went down, people, well, also stayed with “their guy.”This is changing fast.  Those legal department leaders on the leading edge of this change are being rewarded, while those who still cling to the old economics are risking their careers. General Electric, which has one of the largest and most trend-setting in-house legal departments in the world, has been ahead of this shift.

Bodhala.com, February 2017

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | News Mentions | Alex Dimitrief

August 2016

The CLO & Pro Bono Series, August 2016 (with Kate O’Leary)

Alex Dimitrief, general counsel and senior vice president for General Electric Company and his colleague Kate O’Leary, global executive litigation counsel and head of GE’s pro bono coordinating committee, discuss GE’s pro bono program, its pro bono efforts around the world, Alex’s goal of 100% participation, and much more.

Podcast, The CLO & Pro Bono Series, August 2016 (with Kate O’Leary)

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

August 2016

The General Counsel of GE Thinks Lawyers Are the Answer: Above the Law, August 2016

Above the Law, August 2016

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

August 2016

GE’s GC Says “There’s No Such Thing as a Small Case": Above the Law, August 2016

Can a single lawyer embody the best of traditional legal practice while embracing all of the promise of legal innovation? Alex Dimitrief, the general counsel of General Electric, sure does, and he is “seeing great ideas coming from all over the world.”

Above the Law, August 2016

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

November 2016

Divesting, Investing and Innovating; The Resilient Series, November 2016

Alex Dimitrief, general counsel for GE, discusses the benefits of learning, adapting, and adjusting strategy as a continuous process and how this diverse company manages through change and uses innovation as a competitive strategy. The company’s “fast works” movement—think fast, fail fast, pivot fast—motivates teams developing new products and technologies. It’s not about playing it safe and avoiding mistakes. It’s about moving quickly, failing wisely, and then shifting your focus to the next idea.

The Resilient Series, November 2016

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

April 1, 2017

Ethics & Compliance, GE Korea TV, April 2017

Ethics & Compliance, GE Korea TV, April 2017

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief

September 2017

Sneak Peek, Why Integrity Matters, Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, September 2017

Sneak Peek, Why Integrity Matters, Business Ethics Leadership Alliance, September 2017

Management Consulting, Strategic Planning | Speaking Engagements | Alex Dimitrief