Joyce Crucillo has been the Chief Litigation Counsel of American Apparel since February 17, 2009.
As Chief Litigation Counsel, Ms. Crucillo leads the Company’s trial team in all aspects of American Apparel’s litigation matters.
Prior to February 17, 2009, Ms. Crucillo served as the Company’s general counsel following 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.
From March 2004 to October 2004, Ms. Crucillo was a partner of the business law firm, Stirling Law, and from October 1999 to February 2004, Ms. Crucillo was the senior litigation associate 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.
Other than the bonus payment that will be paid to Mr. Charney as described below and bonus payments that were paid to Ms. Crucillo
as part of her annual salary as reported in column (c) of this Summary Compensation Table pursuant to her employment agreement, as discussed below in “Description of Employment Agreements,” there were no annual or other bonuses awarded to Named Officers for the year ended December 31, 2008.
Ms. Crucillo has been the Chief Litigation Counsel of the Company since February 17, 2009.
Prior thereto, Ms. Crucillo had 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.
Ms. Crucillo joined Old American Apparel in December 2006.
As discussed under “Description of Employment Agreements” below, Ms. Crucillo’s annual salary of $225,000 includes a guaranteed bonus of $75,000 that is payable semi-annually in two equal installments and accrues and vests for each day that Ms. Crucillo
remains employed with the Company.