How American Apparel's GC Helped Mend An Unraveling Brand

Law360, Chicago (February 24, 2016, 4:10 PM EST) -- When Chelsea Grayson started her first law department job as the general counsel of American Apparel, she stepped into a maelstrom of legal and business challenges. 

American Apparel's Chelsea Grayson says her move to an in-house role gave her a "sense of family." Grayson, formerly a partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP, accepted the GC spot at American Apparel Inc. in November 2014, knowing she would be walking into a high-stress situation, to say the least. The clothing manufacturer and retailer, which made its name on made-in-the-U.S. products, was struggling financially and headed toward bankruptcy, although Grayson didn't know that at...

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