Legal Team Changes to Support Business Growth
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/20/16 --
JLL (NYSE: JLL) recently named Kathryn (Ryndy) Ditmars General Counsel for the Americas Region in its continuing efforts to improve its ability to deliver proactive and responsive legal expertise that will facilitate the growth and success of JLL's business.
Ditmars has added oversight of the U.S. Markets businesses to her previous responsibility as General Counsel for JLL's Canada and Latin America and shares oversight with the global legal team for the Corporate Solutions business. She will continue to report to Mark Ohringer, JLL's Global General Counsel.
"In her 16 years at JLL, Ryndy has developed strong partnerships as a trusted advisor to our business leaders," said Ohringer. "I am confident that under her continued leadership, our highly regarded, communicative and productive legal team will become even more so."
Ditmars is also the Americas Ethics Officer, providing ethics training and working with the Global Ethics Officer community to further develop JLL's ethics and compliance program. She will also keep her Global Litigation Director role in which she focuses on enterprise risk management and oversees JLL's global litigation portfolio. Dave Hitchens has assumed the role of U.S. Litigation Director, reporting to Ditmars. Additional direct reports include Paul Greven in Canada, Augustin Ballina in Mexico, Gustavo Biagioli in Brazil and Aline Assis in Greater Latin America.
"I am delighted to assume this new role and to continue serving this world-class organization," Ditmars said. "My time here has given me countless opportunities to learn and grow as a professional, and I look forward to continuing that progression with my new responsibilities."
Ditmars is a member of the bar in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeal, among others, and is a member of the Michigan State Bar Association. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Spanish Literature from Princeton University, as well as a Doctor of Law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.
JLL (NYSE: JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. A Fortune 500 company with annual fee revenue of $5.2 billion and gross revenue of $6.0 billion, JLL has more than 280 corporate offices, operates in more than 80 countries and has a global workforce of more than 60,000. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services for a property portfolio of 4.0 billion square feet, or 372 million square meters, and completed $138 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2015. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $58.3 billion of real estate assets under management. JLL is the brand name, and a registered trademark, of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated. For further information, visit www.jll.com.
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