April 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // MADISON, N.J. - Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in real estate franchising and provider of real estate brokerage, relocation and settlement services, announced that Marilyn Wasser, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, has been named a finalist for the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year award.
The 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year program named finalists among New Jersey's standout general counsels, chief legal officers and corporate compliance professionals for the critical role they play in making their companies successful. Specifically, Wasser is a finalist in the General Counsel award category for public companies with revenues over $1 billion. Realogy had revenues of $5.3 billion in 2013. Finalists will be recognized and the winner in each category will be announced during a breakfast awards ceremony on June 6, 2014.
"Marilyn has assembled an exceptional in-house law department for Realogy, and we are fortunate to have her leadership," said Richard A. Smith, Realogy’s chairman, chief executive officer and president. "She consistently displays great vision with respect to emerging legal issues, enabling the Company to anticipate and proactively manage the business."
Under Wasser’s guidance, the Realogy legal department excels in capital market transactions, franchise counseling, litigation and registration, global trademark and trade name protection, employment and benefits law, litigation defense, real estate law across 50 states, IT and vendor contracting, leasing, state title laws, housing regulations and mergers and acquisitions practice. This expertise facilitates in-house coverage of over 90% of the many thousands of legal matters that occur on a domestic and international basis each year for the Company.
In addition, the Company’s legal department works in close collaboration with Realogy’s Ethics and Compliance department. In March 2014, Realogy received recognition as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year.
Wasser has served as Realogy’s general counsel since May 2007. Before joining Realogy, she spent 24 years in the telecommunications industry with Telcordia, AT&T and AT&T Wireless.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising with company-owned residential real estate brokerage operations doing business under its franchise systems as well as relocation and title services. Realogy's brands and business units include Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, The Corcoran Group®, ERA®, Sotheby's International Realty®, NRT LLC, Cartus and Title Resource Group. Collectively, Realogy's franchise system members operate approximately 13,700 offices with 247,800 independent sales associates doing business in 103 countries around the world. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, N.J.
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