Sears, Roebuck and Co. (NYSE: S) has named Andrea L. Zopp to the post of senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Zopp, 46, most recently served as vice president and deputy general counsel of Sara Lee Corporation since January 2000. There, she developed legal strategy and led senior attorneys at the company's operating divisions and risk management, environmental services and safety groups. At Sears, Zopp will report to Chairman and CEO Alan J. Lacy.
Prior to joining Sara Lee, Zopp was a partner in the litigation department at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, Chicago, from 1997-2000. Earlier, she was with the Cook County (Ill.) State's Attorney's Office from 1991-1996, serving as First Assistant State's Attorney of Cook County, responsible for all office operations, including management of more than 890 attorneys.
Other career highlights include her work as a partner in the litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery and a stint as Deputy Chief, Criminal Litigation Division, U.S. Attorney's Office, where she served from 1983-1990.
"Andy has the extensive legal experience that the job of leader of Sears' Law Department demands," Lacy said. "Her depth of knowledge of corporate law, law staff operations and litigation is an important asset to Sears' management team."
Zopp is a 1978 graduate of Harvard University and received her law degree from Harvard in 1981.
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a broadline retailer with significant service and credit businesses. In 2002, the company's revenue was more than $41 billion. The company offers its wide range of apparel, home and automotive products and services to families in the U.S. through Sears stores nationwide, including approximately 870 full-line stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through its Web sites, sears.com and landsend.com, and a variety of specialty catalogs.
SOURCE: Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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