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Volkswagen Group of America Names New General Counsel

Scuttlebutt | February 8, 2016

Volkswagen Group of America has appointed David Detweiler to serve as general counsel, effective as of Feb. 1.

Detweiler joins Volkswagen Group of America from the international law firm Clifford Chance in Frankfurt, Germany. He assumes his new role from David Geanacopoulos, who has served for nearly eight years as general counsel and head of government relations. 

Geanacopoulos will move to the newly created position of senior executive vice president for public affairs and public policy. In his new role as a member of the company’s board, he continue to serve on the company’s top executive team, dealing with the diesel emissions matter. His regular responsibilities will focus on the company’s interactions with government and other institutions in the United States on all aspects of public affairs and public policy.

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