Bloomberg Law
May 12, 2020, 5:44 PM

Ann Taylor, Michaels Owners Land New GCs in Rough Retail Times

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Two prominent U.S. retail chains have appointed in-house veterans to lead their law departments as stores around the country prepare to do business during a pandemic.

The Michaels Cos. Inc. recently recruited a senior in-house lawyer from Walmart Inc. to serve as its new general counsel. Michaels’ retired legal chief, Michael Veitenheimer, May 4 became the new executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Ascena Retail Group Inc.

Veitenheimer, whose new role at Ascena hasn’t been publicly announced, initially joined the Mahwah, N.J.-based parent company of the Ann Taylor and Lane Bryant brands earlier this year as a ...

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