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Joe Quigley, Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of The Highlights Foundation, Inc. September 3, 2019.

Joe Quigley’s day-to-day duties as the top lawyer at Columbus, Ohio-based magazine and book publishing company Highlights For Children are as varied as his background. Of course, the intellectual property and content specialist turned self-described generalist who previously worked in-house at The Walt Disney Co. followed by stints at retail giants Nike Inc., Kate Spade and L Brands pretty much has to handle everything that comes in the door after he cut his department’s outside legal spend by about 72% in his first year as general counsel and corporate secretary.

Quigley, who manages a department of just himself and a paralegal, spoke about the challenges and highlights of handling all of the legal affairs of a business with a mission that believes “children are the world’s most important people.”

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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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