Dean is Vice President & General Counsel of Proximo Spirits, Inc., a manufacturer, importer and distributor of premium distilled spirits. Proximo’s portfolio of brands includes the world’s best-selling tequila, Jose Cuervo, as well as 1800 Tequila, Bushmills Irish Whiskey, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Three Olives Vodka, Pendleton Canadian Whisky, Tincup American Whiskey and numerous other products.
In that capacity, Dean handles a broad range of legal and business matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, securities offerings, real estate development, commercial agreements, regulatory compliance, intellectual property and litigation management, while supervising a team of in-house attorneys, compliance managers and business development analysts.
Dean received an A.B. from Harvard College in 2000 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005. Prior to joining Proximo in 2013, Dean worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he represented clients in connection with mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, syndicated loans and public company governance and disclosure.