LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) announced today that Madeleine Kleiner, former
executive vice president and general counsel for Hilton Hotels Corporation,
has been elected to the company's board of directors.
A photo accompanying this release is available at:
Northrop Grumman's board now totals 14 members, 13 of whom are
"Madeleine Kleiner's broad-based business, legal and public affairs
experience makes her an outstanding choice for our board," said Ronald D.
Sugar, Northrop Grumman chairman and chief executive officer.
In her role at Hilton, Kleiner was responsible for overseeing the
company's legal affairs and the ethics, privacy and government affairs
functions, and was a member of the executive committee, with significant
responsibility for board of directors matters. She left Hilton in Feb. 2008
after completing her responsibilities in connection with the sale of the
Previously, she served as senior executive vice president, chief
administrative officer and general counsel of H.F. Ahmanson & Company and its
subsidiary, Home Savings of America. She was responsible for overseeing the
legal department, as well as human resources, legislative and government
affairs and corporate communications.
Kleiner previously was a partner at the Los Angeles-based law firm of
Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher, where she practiced corporate law, representing
clients in mergers and acquisitions, as well as securities transactions and
general corporate matters, including advising boards of directors in
connection with such matters.
From 1999 through 2001 she served as a director of a number of Merrill
Lynch mutual funds operating under the Hotchkiss and Wiley name.
Kleiner served as vice chair of the Client Relations Committee of the Los
Angeles County Bar Association and Assistant Secretary to the Performing Arts
Council of the Los Angeles Music Center and on the Board of Directors of
Public Counsel, including serving as Chairman of the Board. Kleiner is a
member of the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors and a member of the boards
of the New Village Charter School and the Women's Foundation of California.
In 2003, Kleiner was named ACCA-SoCal Pro Bono Corporate Counsel of the year
and received the Corporate Legal Times/LexisNexis Distinguished Legal Service
Award. In 2004, LACBA selected her as the Corporate Counsel of the year and
presented her with the Outstanding Corporate Counsel Award. In 2006, she was
presented with the Constitutional Rights Foundation Bill of Rights Award, and
in 2007 she received the Anthony G. Marshall Award recognizing pioneering and
contribution in the field of hospitality law.
Kleiner earned her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her Juris
Doctorate from Yale Law School. Upon graduation, she served as a law clerk to
the Honorable William P. Gray, U.S. District Court for the Central District of
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company
whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in
information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to
government and commercial customers worldwide.
SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation