Brett Hart '94 Named General Counsel of United Continental Holdings

United Continental Holdings announced this week that Brett J. Hart, '94, will become its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.  Hart will join the company by Dec. 15.  He will be responsible for managing the company's legal affairs worldwide, reporting directly to President and CEO Jeff Smisek.

"Brett's experience, leadership skills and legal expertise are great assets to our senior management team," said Smisek.  "He will play a key role as we integrate United and Continental and build the world's leading carrier."

Hart most recently served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Sara Lee Corporation, where he directed global legal operations for the corporation.  Prior to Sara Lee, Hart was a partner with Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal in Chicago, and previously served as special assistant to the general counsel at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.