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Deidra D. Gold

Deidra D. Gold

Wolters Kluwer United States Inc.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Riverwoods, IL, USA


Deidra Gold is the Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Wolters Kluwer United States Inc. and various affiliated domestic Wolters Kluwer companies.  In that role, she serves as the chief legal officer for the Company’s operations throughout the Americas.  She also oversees legal work on various multi-national projects for Wolters Kluwer N.V. and is a member of its Senior Management Council.

Headquartered in the Netherlands, Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in professional information services and solutions, serving customers in over 180 countries, with 2015 annual revenues of approximately €4.2 billion and more than 19,000 employees worldwide.  The Company provides information-enabled tools and software solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors under well-known brand names such as: CCH®, Aspen Publishers, CT Corporation System, Corsearch®, ELM Solutions, Wolters Kluwer Health, UpToDate®, Lexi-Comp®, Pharmacy OneSource®, ProVation® Medical, Ovid®, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, FRS Global, Gainskeeper® and ARC Logics®. Its shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Before joining Wolters Kluwer in late 2005, Deidra served as an executive officer of a number of public companies and as a partner in two law firms.  Beginning in late 2001, she was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of United Stationers Inc., a NASDAQ Fortune 500 wholesale distributor of office, technology and other B2B products and supplies.  Prior to that, from early 2000, she was the Vice President and General Counsel of eLoyalty (now Mattersight) Corporation, a publicly traded technology services and enterprise behavioral analytics software and solutions company.

In early 1998, Deidra joined Ameritech Corporation, formerly a Chicago-based, NYSE-traded communications company, as its Corporate Secretary and a senior securities law/M&A counsel.  Given her uncanny sense of timing, in addition to her role in working with Ameritech’s Board of Directors, she spent much of her tenure on corporate/securities law and benefit plan matters in connection with Ameritech’s late 1999 acquisition by SBC Communications.  Prior to joining Ameritech, after relocating to Chicago, she served as a principal (partner) in the Chicago firm of Goldberg, Kohn, where she specialized in corporate transactional and securities law matters.

From 1991 until 1997, Deidra served as the Vice President and General Counsel of Premier Industrial Corporation, a NYSE-traded electronics and industrial distribution company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. In that role, she served on Premier’s Senior Management Committee and was responsible for its worldwide legal affairs, including its April 1996 acquisition by Farnell Electronics, a British public company, and combination into Premier Farnell plc.

Prior to her tenure at Premier, Deidra worked in the Cleveland office of the global law firm of Jones Day.  She was a Jones Day partner from January 1988, focusing primarily on M&A and securities law matters.  She began her legal career as an associate attorney in the New York City law firm of Chadbourne & Parke, concentrating on corporate finance matters.

Deidra has a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  She is admitted to the Illinois, New York and Ohio State Bars and is a member of numerous national, state and local Chicago legal and other professional organizations.

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