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American Apparel appoints new general counsel
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American Apparel, Inc., a retailer of branded fashion apparel, has appointed Chelsea A. Grayson as executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of the company, effective as on December 15, 2014.

Chelsea Grayson has more than 15 years of experience in private practice as a corporate attorney with the law firms of Jones Day and Loeb & Loeb LLP, where she was a partner in the corporate groups of both firms. Her experience includes private placements of equity and debt securities for public and private companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and mergers and acquisitions for clients in a variety of industries, including retail.

Grayson is a member of the State Bar of California and has received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and a J.D. from Loyola Law School.

Scott Brubaker, interim chief executive officer, American Apparel said, “The Board and I are delighted to welcome Chelsea Grayson to American Apparel. Her legal expertise and retail industry experience will add strength and depth to our senior management team, and we are looking forward to working with her.”

Chelsea Grayson replaces Tobias S. Keller, who has been serving as interim general counsel since June 2014.

American Apparel is a vertically integrated manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of branded fashion basic apparel based in downtown Los Angeles, California. As of May 31, 2014, American Apparel had approximately 10,000 employees and operated 249 retail stores in 20 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, South Korea, and China. (GK)

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