Mr. Alpert has served as a director of the Company since February 2002. Mr. Alpert is a Senior Counsel of the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He joined Cleary, Gottlieb in 1972 and was a partner from 1980 until his retirement in November 2016. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Alpert is also an overseer of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization providing relief and resettlement services to refugees.
Mr. Alpert brings to our Board of Directors over 40 years of experience practicing law with one of the world’s pre-eminent law firms and over 15 years’ experience on our Board of Directors. He has substantial experience representing companies in a broad range of industries. In light of the regulatory environment in which the Company operates and the continued emphasis on corporate governance, ethics and compliance for public companies, Mr. Alpert’s experience, training and judgment are deemed to be of significant benefit to the Company.