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Resilient: How businesses can confront the COVID-19 crisis

Actionable insights to help businesses respond and recover

We’ve all heard about lessons learned. In this episode of Resilient, Alex Dimitrief, general counsel for GE, explains how companies can put that into action and discusses the benefits of learning, adapting, and adjusting strategy as a continuous process.

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The CLOs role in crisis—a perspective from Alex Dimitrief

Traditionally, the chief legal officer’s (CLO) role is to protect their organizations from risk. But in the rapidly changing and dynamic environment of crisis, legal leaders are under tremendous pressure to advise their stakeholders on the myriad of actions necessary to respond and recover. In this episode, host and Deloitte Risk & Financial Advisory principal Don Fancher, talks with Alex Dimitrief, partner at legal management consulting firm, Zeughauser Group, and former chief executive officer (CEO) of GE’s Global Growth Organization, about the evolving role of the CLO.

Alex shares his insights on how legal leads are helping their executive teams respond with speed and agility during the COVID-19 pandemic. He reflects on his experiences as a CLO, CEO, board director, educator, consultant, and litigator to discuss how legal leaders can best support and create value for their organizations through the current turmoil. And he spotlights the challenges CLOs face in leading their teams during this intense and stressful time. With technology adoption and innovation growing across in-house and external counsel, Alex explores how the forces are driving greater efficiency in legal operations and impacting the legal profession as a whole.

Alex Dimitrief, general counsel for GE, on divesting, investing, and innovating

We’ve all heard about lessons learned. In a 2016 interview with Mike Kearney, Alex Dimitrief, then general counsel for GE, explained how companies can put that into action and discusses the benefits of learning, adapting and adjusting strategy as a continuous process.

Listen to the first episode with Alex on Apple PodcastsSoundCloudStitcherSpotify, or Google Play

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Resilient is an award-winning podcast series that features authentic, engaging, and thought-provoking conversations with leaders. Hear interviews and personal stories about how CEOs, senior executives, government officials, board members, and people outside of the business world embrace complexity to lead, navigate, and disrupt to accelerate performance. And discover what they learned about resilience amid risk, crisis, and disruption.

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