Michael McAlevey

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Michael McAlevey
Occupation Chief Corporate & Securities Counsel; Former Deputy Director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Corporation Finance
Employer GE

Michael R. McAlevey joined GE in 2003 as chief corporate and securities counsel. In 2007 he was promoted to vice president - corporate, securities and finance counsel. He is responsible for GE's global securities law, capital raising, corporate law and corporate governance compliance.

Before joining GE, from 1998 to 2001, McAlevey served as the deputy director of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's division of corporation finance.[1]


Prior to joining the SEC in 1998, McAlevey was a partner with Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, Georgia where his practice focused on capital raising and M&A transactions. From 1999 to 2001 he served as an adjunct professor of law at the Georgetown University Law Center where he taught a class on mergers and acquisitions. [2]

McAlevey is a member of the Committee on Corporate Laws of the American Bar Assoc., and the NYSE Working Group on Proxy Regulation. He also is a member of the NACD's Blue Ribbon Committee on Director Liability and Authority.

In 2005 and 2006, Mr. McAlevey chaired the GE corporate United Way campaign. He is a member of the board of directors of the Mercy Learning Center, a not-for-profit entity located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

McAlevey was a law clerk to The Honorable Emmett R. Cox, a judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.


He is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Washington & Lee University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.