Roxanne Khazarian won’t hesitate to tell you that Gibson makes a lot more than Les Paul guitars. It also builds Epiphone guitars, Baldwin pianos and Slingerland drums, not to mention a newly developed line of consumer electronics that includes stereo systems and digital jukeboxes. Keeping all the creative types in tune with the law falls to Khazarian, the lone in-house lawyer in the 1,300-employee company.
Khazarian, 50, landed at Gibson in July 2005. Before her gig at the Nashville-based business, she worked for General Electric Co. and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., among others. Khazarian spends most of her time at Gibson’s Tennessee headquarters, but every few months she takes her legal show on the road to the company’s New York offices.