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ATD Names Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel Executive

Carol Genis brings corporate transactions, compliance and intellectual property expertise to ATD.

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American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent tire distributors in the U.S., has named Carol Genis, formerly with Twentieth Century Fox Television, as its new chief legal officer and general counsel executive. 

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“Carol has a strong background and diverse experience in successfully managing complex legal and business affairs,” said Stuart Schuette, American Tire Distributors president and CEO. “We’re excited for her to bring her leadership and counsel to further our growth and success.”

Genis brings more than 25 years of experience in successfully managing legal and business affairs, corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, financings, operations, compliance, corporate governance matters, intellectual property and complex litigation for public and privately held companies across a range of industries.  

Genis has significant experience in distribution, licensing, data and privacy, employment, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and general corporate matters. As new chief compliance officer and general counsel executive, Genis will continue building on ATD’s strong momentum through her breadth of legal expertise. In her new role, Genis will report to Schuette. 

At Twentieth Century Fox Television, where Genis served as executive vice president, Legal Affairs, she managed the legal department and was responsible for all legal matters regarding the studio. Fox is one of the most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content around the world. 

Prior to joining Fox, Genis was an equity partner at global law firm K&L Gates, where she specialized in complex commercial litigation, media, entertainment and intellectual property law. She has consistently been named a “Super Lawyer” and was notably featured in Chicago Lawyer for her strong client relationships. Her community service and leadership positions include the Economic Club of Chicago, American Inns of Court, International Trademark Association, American Bar Association, Lookingglass Theatre Company and the Television Academy.

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