CropLife America Hires Kristin Landis as Assistant General Counsel
WASHINGTON, DC – CropLife America (CLA) hires Kristin Landis to fill the position of assistant general counsel, effective Feb. 18, 2014. In this role, Ms. Landis will support the CLA legal department as it serves as the voice of the crop protection industry. Her primary responsibilities will include monitoring of outside counsel in regulatory litigation matters; advising CLA committees on proposed and existing laws and regulations; preparing resolutions; and overseeing corporate compliance.
Ms. Landis brings diverse experience to CLA, having managed complex business litigation in both federal and state courts. Prior to joining CLA, she was an associate at the international law firm McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, where she represented clients from agricultural, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and other industries, and counseled trade association clients on regulatory issues and compliance with antitrust laws.
Prior to joining McKenna, from 2003 to 2005 Ms. Landis was a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division, where she regularly drafted and argued dispositive and non-dispositive motions in federal district and bankruptcy courts.
“Kristin will be a valuable member of CLA’s legal team and will play a vital role in supporting our members,” noted Rachel Lattimore, CLA’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. “We are pleased to welcome her as assistant general counsel from one of CLA’s member companies, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. Kristin’s previous experience in managing complex litigation and counseling trade associations, as well as her undergraduate background in the hard sciences, will benefit CLA and our members.”
Ms. Landis received her bachelor’s degree in neurobiology and physiology from the University of Maryland. She received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, where she served on the George Washington University Law Review.