Senior Legal Counsel, Health NA
The premier rye whiskey company.
STRATEGIC LEGAL ADVISOR with progressive leadership, international and U.S. marketing, promotion, regulatory and trademark law experience in diverse, complex, and change intensive organizations with unique legal and regulatory considerations. Industry experience across Personal Care / Cosmetics, Food & Beverage, Wine & Spirits, and Consumer Packaged Goods for market leading companies that include L’Oreal, Danone, and Pernod Ricard. Considered a highly responsive, influential and collaborative legal partner with keen judgment and insight. With a deep understanding of the interplay between legal and business issues recommends creative solutions to legal challenges that support growth while mitigating risk and protecting corporate equity. Currently Head Counsel for L’OREAL RESEARCH & INNOVATION, CLAIMS SUBSTANTIATION AMERICAS leading a team of 13. Focus has been on building a globally oriented and performance based claims substantiation team that provides value-added partnership with senior executive leadership on issues related to claims in terms of company responses, positions and policy. Prior experience includes: ➢ DANONE NORTH AMERICA: Led IP function and a team of six. Built a more robust compliance function with oversight for marketing, food regulatory compliance, intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights and patents) and commercial agreements. ➢ PERNOD RICARD USA, LLC: Managed beverage alcohol trade practice regulatory compliance with a team of 6 legal professionals in areas of advertising and marketing promotion review and application and interpretation of laws and regulations. AS A PEOPLE LEADER: Committed to building high performance teams and mentoring professionals to their highest potential and fostering a work culture of growth, achievement and success.