Vice President & General Counsel
Lead legal affairs, compliance, government affairs, and insurance functions for the North American subsidiary of the Haier Group, the world’s #1 major appliance brand as ranked by Euromonitor International 2013 and a leader in consumer electronics, with global revenues reaching $29.5 billion in 2013. One of seven members of an executive team reporting directly to the President & CEO. Provide legal advice, ethical direction, and assistance on strategic business issues. Advise CEO on corporate governance, risk management, and significant strategic issues. Monitor product-safety issues and analyze the need for governmental reporting and corrective action. Collaborate with Customer Service Division on issues relating to consumer complaints and large-scale quality issues. Manage contracts, litigation, corporate governance, regulatory (including CPSC, DOE, EPA and ITC concerns), employment, intellectual property, and strategic technology licensing. Collaborate with the Haier Group on M&A, tax, and global business and legal initiatives, including global settlements and licensing agreements. Develop and manage relationships with all government agencies, regulatory bodies, and various industry associations.