Eric J. Dale serves as the Chief Legal Officer of Nielsen, leading our Legal and Corporate Affairs organization. Eric oversees all legal affairs, including litigation, intellectual property, transactions, compliance and integrity, security and enterprise risk management. Eric began this role in August 2015.
In May 2017, Eric took on leadership of Nielsen's External Affairs teams, who work with U.S. and non-U.S. governments, agencies, regulators and lawmakers with respect to political and policy matters. This role includes our Government Affairs, Global Responsibility and Sustainability, Nielsen Cares and Privacy teams.
Prior to joining Nielsen, Eric was a partner at Robinson+Cole. There, he led the firm's Strategic Planning Committee and Business Transactions Group, representing business clients in financing, mergers and acquisitions, and operational transactions, as well as organizational, governance, and regulatory matters. He has experience representing entrepreneurs and fast-growth companies, pooled investment funds and companies and executives in employment matters.
Eric has previous experience working with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and served as general counsel to a technology company. He graduated with honors after studying economics at Clark University and earned his J.D. cum laude from New York Law School.
Eric is a member of the Board of Directors of Bankwell Financial Group (NASD: BWFG). He Chairs its Governance and Nominating Committee, and serves on its Audit, ALCO and Strategic Planning Committees.