Named Assistant General Counsel, Franchising
At Choice Hotels International, Inc. in Rockville - MD, USA
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that Chris Wallace has joined Choice Hotels as Assistant General Counsel, Franchising, reporting to Simone Wu, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer.
With more than 15 years of legal experience, including over 11 years in domestic and international franchising law, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to Choice. He most recently served as Counsel for Nixon Peabody, LLP, in Washington, D.C., which was named "Law Firm of the Year" in Franchise Law the past two years by U.S. News & World Report. As a member of the firm's Franchise and Distribution Team for more than 8 years, he provided counsel to domestic and international franchisor corporations, franchisees and distributors on all aspects of franchising, licensing and distribution. Chris has worked with a variety of major international clients and brings expertise in the areas of trademark license agreements, master franchise agreements, franchise compliance and franchise litigation. Prior to joining Nixon Peabody, Chris held positions at firms in Washington, D.C. and New York, N.Y., specializing in franchise litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and general commercial litigation.