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Kerri Ruttenberg. Kerri Ruttenberg.

A high-profile Washington, D.C., trial lawyer is joining Walmart Inc. as its new senior vice president of litigation.

Kerri Ruttenberg will join the big-box retailer July 1 from Jones Day, where she is a partner and head of litigation for the firm’s D.C. office. Ruttenberg, who succeeds Mike Bennett, who retired last year, will relocate to Northwest Arkansas for the position, according to a notice that Karen Roberts, Walmart’s executive vice president and general counsel, distributed Thursday to the company’s global governance team.

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Kristen Rasmussen

Kristen Rasmussen is an Atlanta-based reporter who covers corporate law departments and in-house attorneys.

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