June 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, was named as the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year among large public companies with revenues over $1 billion. Other finalists in this category included the general counsels from Bayer HealthCare, Wyndham Worldwide, Cognizant Technology Solutions, CIT Group and Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories.
"We are pleased with this recognition of Marilyn's leadership and sage counsel to our company," said Richard A. Smith, Realogy's chairman, chief executive officer and president. "She is a most deserving recipient of this award."
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 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.
Winners of the 2014 NJBIZ General Counsel of the Year Awards were selected by an independent panel of judges.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising with company-owned 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 13,600 offices with 247,000 independent sales associates doing business in 104 countries around the world. Realogy is headquartered in Madison, N.J.
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