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Toys R Us appoints company veteran as executive VP, general counsel

Published on: November 10th, 2017

James Young will be responsible for nearly 15 in-house lawyers and paralegals.

James, who will also be responsible for any outside counsel activities, will be a member the company’s Leadership Team, and will join the Toys R Us Children’s Fund Board.

James will report directly to company chairman and CEO Dave Brandon.

James is a 10-year veteran of the Toys R Us Legal division, and has “deep experience and working knowledge” of the company’s capital structure, finance and business operations. During his tenure, James has worked on projects ranging from contract negotiations to mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance. He has served as assistant corporate secretary and was responsible for overseeing the company’s SEC reporting obligations.

Dave commented: “This is a critical time for the company, not only because we are entering the ever-important holiday season, but as we navigate and eventually emerge from the restructuring process. In addition to demonstrating tremendous legal acumen, Jamie has proven himself to be a passionate, positive leader who has earned the confidence of our senior most leaders, legal advisors and business partners. I could not be more thrilled to have him join my Leadership Team.”

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