15 Minutes With Kraft Heinz Co.'s General Counsel

Law360, New York (November 13, 2017, 1:22 PM EST) -- Jim Savina joined Kraft Foods Group in 2013 as associate general counsel, and two years later, became its deputy general counsel, helping to oversee its 2015 merger with H. J. Heinz Co.

With the $50 billion tie-up complete, Savina in July 2015 became general counsel of the new entity — Kraft Heinz Co. He spoke with Law360 recently about the changing food industry, what he learned from the merger and how to stand out as an in-house attorney.

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