Bloomberg Law
Feb. 26, 2020, 3:36 PM

Pier 1 Gets New Top Lawyer in Chapter 11 After’s CLO’s Death

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Pier 1 Imports Inc. revealed the name of a new top in-house lawyer in its recent bankruptcy filing following the mid-January death of its former chief legal officer Robert Bostrom.

George “Ray” McKown III, a longtime in-house lawyer at Pier 1, is now senior vice president and general counsel for the Fort Worth, Texas-based home goods and décor retailer. Pier 1 disclosed McKown’s new title in its Chapter 11 petition filed Feb. 17 in Richmond, Va.

McKown confirmed his new role in a brief phone call Tuesday. A LinkedIn profile for McKown shows that he joined Pier 1 in 2005 ...

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