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Feb 13, 2024

Neiman Marcus promotes CCO to legal chief role

Tom Mattei joined the luxury retail company in 2020

Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) has promoted Tom Mattei to become chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary.

In his new role, Mattei oversees corporate governance matters, strategic legal and risk-related initiatives and loss prevention in addition to his existing responsibilities as the company’s chief compliance officer (CCO). He continues to report to CEO Geoffroy van Raemdonck.

Mattei joined NMG in 2020 as assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary before becoming deputy general counsel for corporate, assistant corporate secretary and CCO last year. According to NMG, he has helped the company establish its corporate governance model and has been a leader in important financial transactions and corporate financing.

Tom Mattei
Tom Mattei

Before moving to NMG, Mattei was CLO and corporate secretary at Farmer Bros Co, a Nasdaq-listed food manufacturer and distributor, where he also led the risk management and property management departments.

According to his LinkedIn profile, before moving in-house he was of counsel at Weintraub Tobin, where he was a member of the law firm’s corporate and real estate department and its clients in the areas of corporate compliance and transactional matters, finance matters and real estate transactions.

He had previously been an associate with Latham & Watkins, where he advised on general corporate matters, corporate finance and securities, M&A and venture capital investments.

Van Raemdonck says in a statement: ‘We are pleased to confirm Tom’s appointment as [CLO] and corporate secretary. He has a deep understanding of our business as a former public company general counsel and brings a wealth of experience to this role. We are confident Tom’s expertise will continue to contribute to the success of our company.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...