Michael A. Brizel joined the Company in April 2007 and assumed the post of Executive Vice President and General Counsel in May 2007. In January 2009, he was named Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and assumed oversight responsibility for Asset Protection.
Brizel is an attorney with extensive experience in such areas as human resources law, corporate and commercial matters, and litigation management. He served in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility with The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. from 1989 through March 2007, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel, a position he held since 2002. Brizel gained previous experience with General Foods Corporation and the law firm of Summit, Rovins and Feldesman..
He received his law degree from Cornell Law School and a B.S. from Cornell University in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations.
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