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Matthew Nimetz

Matthew Nimetz, American lawyer, investment company executive. Bar: New York 1966, District of Columbia 1968.


  • Nimetz, Matthew was born on June 17, 1939 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph L. and Elsie (Botwinik) Nimetz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Williams College, 1960. Honorary Doctor of Laws, Williams College, 1979. Bachelor (Rhodes scholar), Balliol College.

      Bachelor (Rhodes scholar), Oxford University, England, 1962. Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1966. Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1965.


    • Law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan, United States Supreme Court, 1965-1967. Staff assistant to President Johnson, 1967-1969. Associate firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, New York City, 1969-1974, partner, 1974-1977.

      Counselor Department of State, Washington, 1977-1980, acting coordinator refugee affairs, 1979-1980, under secretary of state for security assistance, science and technical, 1980. Partner firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York City, 1981-2000. Managing director General Atlantic LLC, Greenwich, Connecticut, since 2000.

      Commissioner Port Authority New York and New Jersey, 1975-1977. Member New York State Advisory Council on State Productivity, 1990-1992. Presidential envoy Greece-Macedonian Negotiations, 1994-1995, personal envoy of secretary general for Greece-FYROM talks United Nations, since 1999.

      Director Weis Markets, Inc., 2007-2009.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: New York 1966, DC 1968.


    Trustee William College, 1981-1996. Chairman United Nations Development Corporation, 1986-1994. Board director Charles H. Revson Foundation, 1990-1998, New York State Nature Conservancy, 1997-2005.

    Chairman Carnegie Forum in United States, Greece and Turkey, 1996-1998. Chairman, member Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe, since 1998. Trustee Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, since 2005, chairman, since 2010.

    Trustee Levin Institute, State University of New York, since 2005. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, Council on Foreign Relations Clubs: Harvard (New York City), Economic Club New York.


    • Children: Alexandra Elise, Lloyd.
    • father: Joseph L. Nimetz
    • mother: Elsie (Botwinik) Nimetz
    • children: Alexandra Elise Nimetz
    • Lloyd Nimetz
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    Born June 17, 1939
    • 1960
      Williams College
    • 1979
      Williams College
    • 1962
      Oxford University
    • 1966
      Oxford University
    • 1965
      Harvard University
    • 1965 - 1967
      Law clerk, to Justice John M. Harlan
    • 1967 - 1969
      staff assistant, to President Johnson
    • 1969 - 1974
      associate, firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
    • 1977 - 1980
      counsel, or Department of State
      Washington, United States
    • 1981
      partner, firm Paul
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