Joyce Crucillo has been the Chief Litigation Counsel of American Apparel Inc. since February 17, 2009.
As Chief Litigation Counsel, Ms. Crucillo heads the Company's trial team in all aspects of American Apparel's litigation matters.
In addition, Ms. Crucillo
is responsible for ensuring the Company's compliance with governmental regulatory requirements, managing and enforcing the Company's intellectual property portfolio, handling employment-related claims, and advising management and the Board of Directors on various legal matters.
Prior thereto, Ms. Crucillo served as the Company's general counsel since the consummation of the Acquisition on December 12, 2007, and prior to the Acquisition, Ms. Crucillo had served as general counsel of Old American Apparel since December 2006.
Prior to joining American Apparel, Ms. Crucillo was a partner of Hallstrom, Crucillo and Christesen LLP, a full-service business law firm based in Orange County, California, from October 2004 to November 2006, where she headed the firm's litigation department.
From March 2004 to October 2004, Ms. Crucillo was a managing partner of the full service business law firm, Stirling Law, and from October 1999 to February 2004, Ms. Crucillo was the senior litigation associate responsible for prosecuting and defending intellectual property lawsuits with Trojan Law.
Ms. Crucillo earned her J.D. at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and her B.A. in Business Management at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.