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lawyer , investment company executive

Matthew Nimetz, American lawyer, specializing in the field of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Transactions. Member of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison.


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


Bachelor of Arts, Williams College, 1960;honorary Doctor of Laws, Williams College, 1979;Bachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), Balliol CollegeBachelor of Arts (Rhodes scholar), Oxford (England) University, 1962;Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1966;Bachelor of Laws, Harvard University, 1965.


Worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison (New York, NY) specializing in Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Transactions. Admitted to the bar, 1966, New York. 1968, District of Columbia.

Phi Beta Kappa. Rhodes Scholar. President, Harvard Law Review, 1964-1965. Law Clerk to Justice John M. Harlan, Supreme Court of the United States., 1965-1967.

Staff Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967-1969. Commissioner, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, 1975-1977. Counselor of the Department of State, 1977-1980.

Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology, 1980. Trustee, Williams College, 1981-1996. Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 1974.

Chairman, World Resources Institute, 1982-1994. Chairman, United Nations Development Corporation, 1986-1994. Council for the United States and Italy, Inc., 1982.

Member and Former Secretary: New York City Partnership, Inc., 1988. Director, Charles H. Revson Foundation, 1990. Special Envoy of the President on the Macedonian Mediation, 1994-1995.

Member: The Association of the Bar of the City of New York. American Bar Association.


  • Bar: New York 1966, District of Columbia 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.


Married Gloria S. Lorch, June 24, 1975. Children: Alexandra Elise, Lloyd.

Joseph L. Nimetz

Elsie (Botwinik) Nimetz

Gloria S. Lorch

Alexandra Elise Nimetz

Lloyd Nimetz