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David Detweiler

David Detweiler

Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Herndon, VA, USA


David M. Detweiler is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., as well as a board member of Electrify America, LLC.  Mr. Detweiler oversees legal operations including product regulatory and product litigation, environmental and emissions, corporate governance, human resources, sales and marketing as well as privacy, e-discovery and data governance matters.  In February 2016, Mr. Detweiler joined Volkswagen Group of America from the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance LLP, where he advised clients including Volkswagen AG, Siemens AG, Airbus S.A.S. and Infineon Technologies AG on capital markets and corporate transactions.  Mr. Detweiler practiced with Rogers & Wells LLP in New York and London before the firm merged with Clifford Chance LLP in 2000.  Mr. Detweiler became a partner of Clifford Chance LLP in its Frankfurt office in 2002.  Mr. Detweiler received his B.A. with high distinction from the University of Virginia and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.  Mr. Detweiler was a Rotary Foundation Fellow at the University of Bonn, Germany and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force before he returned to the University of Virginia for law school.  Following the events of 9/11, Mr. Detweiler was recalled to military duty for a year; he remained in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2008.
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