Iconic toy store chain Toys R Us is touting its emergence as a new company with new leadership, new vision and a new global strategy. For general counsel James Young, the development also means a new title.

Young is now GC and executive vice president of global license management at Parsippany, New Jersey-based Tru Kids Brands, the current owner of Toys R Us, Babies R Us, longtime brand face Geoffrey the Giraffe and several other consumer toy and baby brands. He joined Toys R Us as corporate counsel in January 2007 and ascended to the top lawyer spot in November 2017, when the then-GC of only 10 months left amid its bankruptcy filing.

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