Lockheed Martin's General Counsel James Comey is leaving the company to join hedge fund Bridgewater Associates.
Lockheed CEO Robert Stevens addressed the departure in a company statement Wednesday.
"Jim Comey is a terrific full-spectrum leader who has brought great value to our company. While we are disappointed by his departure, we understand his desire to join another company in a key leadership position with totally different responsibilities," Stevens said.
Bridgewater, one of the world's largest hedge funds, is led by Ray Dalio and has over $70 billion under management, according to the fund's web site. A company spokesperson told CNBC Wednesday that Comey will join as a member of the management committee.
"We are excited to have Jim Comey join us. He brings great experience and integrity and will be a terrific addition to our senior management team," a Bridgewater spokesperson said.
Before joining Lockheed, Comey was deputy attorney general, and prior to that was U.S. attorney in Manhattan. Under his leadership, the U.S. Attorney's office brought such high-profile cases as Adelphia/Rigas, Worldcom, Imclone and Martha Stewart.