Thursday December 19th, 2013 - 4:47PM
Sears Holdings Corporation has elected Cesar Alvarez, co-chairman of the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, to membership on the Sears Holdings board of directors.
"I am delighted that Cesar is joining our board," said Sears Holdings chairman and CEO Edward Lampert. "His expertise in advising large organizations, working on complex matters, and diverse corporate board experience make him ideally suited to join our board, as we continue our transformation to a member-centric company through Integrated Retail and Shop Your Way."
Alvarez joined Greenberg Traurig, one of the fastest-growing law firms in the United States, according to Sears Holdings, in 1973. Prior to his appointment as co-chairman, Alvarez served the firm as its executive chairman for more than three years, and as its CEO for 13 years. Prior to becoming CEO in 1997, he practiced securities, corporate and international law for more than 25 years. In 2008, Alvarez was honored by Chambers and Partners with its "Lifetime Achievement Award" and by the American Bar Association with their "Spirit of Excellence Award."