Global insurance broker Willis Group Holdings announced the appointment of Eric Dinallo as General Counsel. He will also join Willis’ Partners Group, the company’s top management committee.
Dinallo will be responsible for the Group’s legal and regulatory affairs globally, reporting to Chairman and CEO Joe Plumeri. He takes responsibility for the “legal, compliance, audit and corporate secretariat teams across the Company,” said the bulletin.
He takes over from William P. Bowden, Jr. who is retiring from Willis next month after 5 years of distinguished service. “Since joining the Company in 2001, Bill has done tremendous work strengthening our corporate governance and enhancing our audit and compliance processes,” Plumeri observed.
Dinallo is a former Managing Director – Head of Regulatory Affairs at Morgan Stanley, and built the investment bank’s regulatory group and directed its strategy resulting in improved regulatory relations. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he served as the Chief of the Investment Protection Bureau of the New York Attorney General.
He has also served as Assistant District Attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office; was a Litigation Associate at Paul Weiss; and, clerked for The Honorable David M. Ebel, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit in Denver, Colorado.
“Eric Dinallo is a tested-attorney with strong business skills who brings to Willis a history of implementing best practices,” Plumeri commented. “His success in building a principles-based culture makes him the perfect fit for Willis. He also brings experience with global sales organizations and is well-aligned with our vision of building an enduring company.”