American Law Institute

Corporate Board Elections
Internal Controls

27th September 2005
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

European Corporate Governance Institute

A free all-day conference co-sponsored by the American Law Institute and the European Corporate Governance Institute

Chet Gerdts
General Counsel

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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Chet Gerdts is the General Counsel of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”). He began his legal career with Donovan Leisure Newton & Irvine in 1978. He became a partner in 1986 and was with the firm until 1998, when he joined Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While at Orrick, Chet served as leader of the litigation practice and as a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He left Orrick in October 2002 to assume his role at PwC. While at Donovan and Orrick, Chet’s litigation practice was primarily devoted to the areas of securities litigation, accountants liability, and SEC enforcement matters.

Chet received a B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1975, and in 1978 received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review.