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Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director, Legal Business, LIXIL Group Corporation
Director, Senior Managing Director, Chief Legal Officer (CLO), LIXIL Corporation
Chief Legal Officer (CLO), LIXIL Water Technology
Laurence William Bates has served as Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director of LIXIL Group Corporation since July 2014, with responsibility for legal functions. He has also been serving as Director, Senior Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at LIXIL Corporation since 2014, with responsibility for intellectual property, as well as Chief Legal Officer of LIXIL Water Technology. Prior to joining the Group, Bates worked for 22 years at General Electric (GE) in the United States, where he held the position of Senior Executive and was on the Global Leadership Council for many years. He served most recently as General Counsel of GE Japan from 1998 until his retirement at the end of 2013. Prior to GE, he worked with international law firms Morrison & Foerster, in Tokyo, and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, in New York and Beijing.