MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 28 LAWFUEL – The Legal News Network — BearingPoint, Inc.
(NYSE: BE), the leading global management and technology consulting firm,
today announced that it has named Laurent C. Lutz General Counsel and
Secretary. Mr. Lutz joins BearingPoint from Accenture, where, as Associate
General Counsel, he was responsible for all legal matters relating to
Accenture’s SEC compliance, corporate and finance activities.
As General Counsel at BearingPoint, Mr. Lutz will report directly to Chief
Executive Officer Harry You and will lead the firm’s global team of lawyers.
“Laurent is the right person at the right time to join our team and lead our
global law department,” said Mr. You. “He brings an immense wealth of
experience in both complex transactions and the regulatory and compliance
controls and procedures that are of critical importance to our company’s
future. I worked closely with Laurent at Accenture and saw first hand his
strength in leading many of the legal initiatives necessary for the firm’s
successful transition from private partnership to public company. He is
experienced at working in a dynamic global environment, and is another
fantastic addition to our senior management team.”
Mr. Lutz brings an impressive background to his new position. He received
his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Louisiana State University in 1981
and then worked as a tax accountant from 1981-1983. After receiving his law
degree from Tulane University in 1986, he practiced with the firm of Snell &
Wilmer in Phoenix, Arizona, until joining Chicago-based Chapman and Cutler
from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Lutz then worked for five years in the Legal
Department of Allstate Corp., representing senior management in the company’s
investment, treasury, international and reinsurance areas. Before joining
Accenture in 1999, he had returned to private practice in a senior level
position with Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, a leading international law firm.
“I am delighted to join Harry and the rest of the BearingPoint management
team and lead a highly talented global law department,” said Mr. Lutz.
“BearingPoint is at a clear inflection point in its evolution as it moves from
playing defense to the offense. I look forward to sharing my experience in
assisting companies developing their unique internal identities and creating
the strong regulatory and reporting processes and framework necessary in
today’s global marketplace. This is a very exciting time for BearingPoint and
I can’t wait to contribute.”
About BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc. (NYSE: BE) is the leading global management and
technology consulting firm, providing strategic consulting, application
services, technology solutions and managed services to Global 2000 companies
and government organizations. We help customers achieve results by
identifying mission critical issues and implementing innovative and customized
solutions designed to generate revenue, reduce costs and access the right
information at the right time. Our proprietary research institute, the
BearingPoint Institute, demonstrates the firm’s commitment to analyzing and
responding to issues with a thoroughly researched and informed perspective.
Based in McLean, Virginia, BearingPoint has been named as one of Fortune’s
Most Admired Companies in America for three consecutive years. For more
information, visit the Company’s website at http://www.BearingPoint.com.
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