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-Some in-house counsel came from firms to GE in the late 1980s and early 1990s and stayed for 15 or more years, often building organizations with hundreds of professionals (tax and environment), and all becoming nationally recognized senior statesmen in their fields. They include: John Samuels (tax), Steve Ramsey (environmental), Rick Cotton (NBC GC), Mike Gadbaw (International Law and Policy), Ron Stern (antitrust). -Some came as specialists and were promoted to GE general counsel. Happy Perkins (transactions lawyer at GE Appliances, then Appliances GC, now GC at Energy); Keith Newman (transactions lawyer at headquarters, then GC at Lighting, now GC at Advanced Materials); David Lloyd (transactions lawyer at Engines, then GC at Engines, and now GC at GE’s highly profitable aircraft leasing company); Raymond Burse (commercial lawyer at Appliances, now general counsel of Commercial and Industrial); and, most notably of course, Brackett Denniston, who came as GE’s head of litigation and preventive law and then became general counsel of GE. -Some were GE general counsel who went on to become GCs at other major public companies. Larry Tu (NBC GC, now GC at Dell Computer); Ivan Fong (GE Vendor Finance GC, now GC at Cardinal Health); Bill Lytton (GC at GE Aerospace, now GC at Tyco); Liz Lanier (GE Energy GC, now GC at US Airways); Maura Smith (GC at GE Advanced Materials, now GC at International Paper). -Some were GE general counsel or senior lawyers who went on to become senior businesspeople in GE: Henry Hubschman (GE Engines GC, now head of GE’s aircraft leasing company); Pam Daley (GE’s senior transactions lawyer, now head of GE Business Development); Jay Lapin (GC of Appliances and then president of GE Japan). -And others were GE general counsel or senior functional specialists who became senior business people in other companies: Jeff Kindler (GE senior counsel for litigation, then GC and head of Boston Market at McDonald’s, now vice-chairman and GC at Pfizer); Frank Blake (GC of Energy, then head of GE Business Development, now executive vice president of Home Depot).

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