Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
To hold down the fort at McDonald’s, general counsel (and Boston Market CEO) Jeffrey Kindler has put in place three top lawyers, his direct reports: Gloria Santona, vice president, U.S. general counsel, and secretary

In May, when Kindler became chief executive officer of Boston Market, he kept the job of McDonald’s general counsel but stepped aside as U.S. general counsel. He gave Santona the job of chief legal officer of McDonald’s single biggest business unit (the U.S. market represents roughly 40 percent of the company’s operations). Santona had worked her way up the corporate ladder since 1977, when she graduated cum laude from University of Michigan Law School and first joined the McDonald’s legal department. During those years she served as the chair of the National Hispana Leadership Institute’s corporate board of advisers. Marco Pagni, vice president and general counsel international

Pagni was appointed to his current position in August 1999 and given responsibility for all of McDonald’s legal affairs outside of North America. He, too, worked his way up to the job. He joined McDonald’s in 1993 as European legal counsel, based in London, and oversaw the company’s legal affairs in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.K. In 1997 Pagni moved to McDonald’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Ill., where he was counsel for McDonald’s operations in the Far East and Latin America. Pagni speaks a number of Romance languages as well as English and German. His areas of expertise are franchising, corporate, and European Community antitrust law. Phillip Rudolph, vice president and deputy general counsel

Rudolph oversees the company’s litigation, marketing, purchasing, and e-commerce legal functions. He joined McDonald’s in early 1998. Before that, he was a partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, D.C., a general commercial litigator specializing in antitrust. Rudolph had joined the law firm as an associate in 1983, right after graduating from The University of Chicago Law School. Rudolph is vice chair of the franchise and dealership committee in the antitrust section of the American Bar Association. He also is the author and editor of treatises on antitrust and intellectual property transactions.

This content has been archived. It is available exclusively through our partner LexisNexis®.

To view this content, please continue to Lexis Advance®.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber? Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® is now the exclusive third party online distributor of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® customers will be able to access and use ALM's content by subscribing to the LexisNexis® services via Lexis Advance®. This includes content from the National Law Journal®, The American Lawyer®, Law Technology News®, The New York Law Journal® and Corporate Counsel®, as well as ALM's other newspapers, directories, legal treatises, published and unpublished court opinions, and other sources of legal information.

ALM's content plays a significant role in your work and research, and now through this alliance LexisNexis® will bring you access to an even more comprehensive collection of legal content.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]


ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2020 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.