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                            Michael Brizel: General Counsel for Saks, Inc.
                            [By Charisse Dengler]
                            On Monday, April 16, Michael Brizel joined the Saks, Inc., team, and on May 7, he will begin his new duties as the
                            company’s general counsel and executive vice president. The former general counsel and senior vice president for Reader’s
                            Digest, Brizel will be taking the place of Charles Hansen at the company, which is most recognized for its Saks Fifth Avenue
                            department stores.




After Hansen leaves his position on May             has served as its general counsel since          On the net
4, Brizel will take over, reporting to chief        2002. Armed with a law degree from Cornell
executive Steve Sadove and working out of           Law School, he has also worked for General       Saks Fifth Avenue
the company’s New York office, as Saks is           Foods Corporation and the law firm of            www.saks.com
moving many of its offices from their current       Summit, Rovins and Feldesman.
location in Birmingham, AL, to New York.                                                             Reader’s Digest
                                                    Brizel will manage all legal issues              www.rd.com
Throughout his career, Brizel has worked            concerning the company’s 54 Saks Fifth
in the areas of human resources law,                Avenue stores, 49 Saks Off fifth stores,         General Foods Corporation
corporate and commercial law, and litigation        website (www.saks.com), and Club Libby Lu        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Foods
management. He has worked for The                   specialty stores.
Reader’s Digest Association since 989 and




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Description: On Monday, April 16, Michael Brizel joined the Saks, Inc., team, and on May 7, he will begin his new duties as the company's general counsel and executive vice president. The former general counsel and senior vice president for Reader's Digest, Brizel will be taking the place of Charles Hansen at the company, which is most recognized for its Saks Fifth Avenue department stores.
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