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Merage School of Business

Biography

Merage School of Business
C-Level Executive & General Counsel at Arbonne International, LLC

Chief Legal Officer and Senior Legal & Business Strategist

  • Lead the intersection of law, policy, and corporate governance.
  • Experienced C-level executive driving innovation, technology and legal solutions.
  • Change agent and talent incubator building successful teams who embrace continuing improvement.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, complex commercial transactions.
  • Equity, stock options, executive compensation, employment law.
  • Complex commercial litigation, class action litigation defense, e-discovery, product claims and claims reporting.
  • Ethics and Compliance - leading a culture of compliance and innovation, including Innovative solutions to measure successful compliance.
  • B-Company conversion, public benefit company reporting, delivering change as a purpose driven company.

Talents and Skills

  • E-commerce, including CCPA, GDPR, data privacy, security and consumer protection.
  • Regulatory & Scientific Affairs, FDA, cosmetics & cosmetic device 513(g) filings, nutrition, food and dietary supplements.
  • Consumer products, manufacturing, personal care, skincare, apparel and footwear manufacturing and distribution.
  • Offensive brand protection and enforcement. Intellectual Property: copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, patents.
  • FTC compliance, direct selling compliance, advertising, marketing, claims review and substantiation, and California Proposition 65.
  • Non-profit compliance, donor-advised fund giving, charitable foundation compliance and fulfilling non-profit mission-based giving.
  • International business expansion and international business transactions.
  • Bankruptcy, structured reorganization, debtor-in-possession operations.

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