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Appointed Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Litigation
Tyco International Ltd.

Tyco International Ltd. appointed Gardner G. Courson as vice president and deputy general counsel of litigation. Mr. Courson will be responsible for corporate legal issues regarding litigation.

Mr. Courson has practiced as a trial lawyer for 28 years, and is admitted to six of the United States Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.

He is the former managing partner of the Atlanta office of McGuireWoods and was a member of the firm’s Board of Partners before leaving the firm to join Tyco.

Mr. Courson has successfully handled hundreds of lawsuits across the U.S., focusing on complex employment, labor relations and related business tort issues. He has acted as employers’ legal advisor in numerous individual and class actions and is widely viewed as an authority on litigation management, alternative fees and the use of legal technology.

He is a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a recipient of the General Counsel’s Award for Achievement in Diversity from the DuPont legal department, and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce.

Mr. Courson graduated from the University of Virginia and earned his law degree from Emory University School of Law.

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