Derek P. Linde is Associate General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE: ITW).
ITW is a Fortune 200 global diversified industrial manufacturer of value-added consumables and specialty equipment with related service businesses. ITW focuses on profitable growth and strong returns across worldwide platforms and businesses. ITW's revenues totaled $17.8 billion in 2011, with more than half of these revenues generated outside of the United States.
Mr. Linde joined ITW's legal department in 2011. His practice focuses on acquisition and divestiture transactions. In addition, his practice includes a variety of business transactions, together with dispute resolution, corporate finance and corporate governance matters.
Prior to joining ITW, Mr. Linde was a partner in the Chicago office of Winston & Strawn LLP, where he focused on merger and acquisition transactions, private equity, corporate governance and other finance and business transactions.
Mr. Linde is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a member of the bar of the State of Illinois.