Matthew Nimetz

Matthew Nimetz

Title: Advisory Director
Company: General Atlantic, LLC
Location: New York, New York, United States

Matthew Nimetz, advisory director at General Atlantic, LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in government law.

With more than 50 years of professional experience, Mr. Nimetz has been the advisory director of General Atlantic, LLC since 2012, having served as the managing director and COO since 2000. In addition to his primary roles, he served as director of Renrau, Inc., from 2009 to 2015. Prior to obtaining these positions, Mr. Nimetz was a partner with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, and Garrison from 1981 to 2000. He also held a number of positions with the United States Department of State, including undersecretary of state for security assistance, science, and technology in 1980, acting coordinator for refugee affairs in 1979 and 1980, and counselor from 1977 to 1980. Earlier in his career, he was a partner and associate with Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, LLP from 1969 to 1977, staff assistant for President Johnson from 1967 to 1969, and law clerk to United States Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan from 1965 to 1967.

Mr. Nimetz began his career as a student at Balliol College as a Rhodes Scholar, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts. He also obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Williams College in 1960 and Oxford University in 1962, where he was also a Rhodes Scholar. He studies law at Harvard University, where he completed a Bachelor of Laws in 1965, and he returned to Oxford University to complete a Master of Arts in 1966. In 1979, Williams College recognized Mr. Nimetz with an honorary Doctor of Laws.

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