Kristen Rasmussen

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

  • September 30, 2019 | Corporate Counsel

    Meet Joe Quigley the GC of Highlights For Children

    Joe Quigley, general counsel and corporate secretary at Columbus, Ohio-based Highlights For Children, talks with Corporate Counsel about the challenges, including cutting his department's outside legal spend by about 72% in his first year, and joys of handling all of the legal affairs of a business with a mission that believes "children are the world's most important people."

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 11, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Experts Weigh in on Case of Atlanta In-House Lawyer Charged With Murder

    Video footage, the defendant's conduct after the incident, and his character and reputation before it and several other issues are likely to be key in the case against Bryan Schmitt.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Atlanta In-House Lawyer Granted $500K Bond in Alleged Murder Case

    The decision by Fulton County Superior Court Judge Kevin Farmer followed a nearly 2½-hour, emotional bond hearing in a packed courtroom where two very different pictures of Bryan K. Schmitt, associate corporate counsel and director of contracts at supply chain and technology company Manhattan Associates, were painted.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Stephen Avera, Flowers Foods Inc.

    Rounding out the Top 10 is Flowers Foods Inc.'s chief legal counsel Stephen Avera, who will retire from his role at the end of the year after more than three decades at some iteration of the Thomasville-based packaged baked goods company.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    13 Georgia GCs Who've Earned Big-Time Comp Packages

    What the 2018 proxy filings from the Fortune 1000 show us about the pay for the 13 statewide public companies' top legal officers.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Peter Carter, Delta Air Lines Inc.

    Peter Carter, EVP and chief legal officer at Atlanta's airline, dropped in the compensation ratings from No. 2 last year to No. 5 this year. But his actual compensation did not.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Dan McDevitt, HD Supply

    Holding steady at No. 9 is HD Supply's GC and corporate secretary, Dan McDevitt, who earned $662,243 in cash last year.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Craig Apolinsky, GMS Inc.

    Last but not least is Craig Apolinsky, VP, GC and corporate secretary at the Tucker-based gypsum management and supply company, whose cash compensation dipped slightly last year.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    Lauren Tashma, Graphic Packaging

    As of late 2014, Tashma oversees a legal department with six attorneys in Atlanta and one at European headquarters in Brussels. She has said that the job of GC is "24/7."

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

  • September 6, 2019 | Daily Report Online

    George Villasana, Asbury Automotive Group

    Returning this year at No. 7 on the list is George Villasana, SVP, GC and secretary at Duluth-based Asbury Automotive Group.

    By Kristen Rasmussen

    1 minute read

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