Butterball Hires Tyson Exec as General Counsel During Price-Fix Fight

Butterball LLC, a chicken producer, was hired Tyson Foods Inc. attorney Brett Worlow to be the new attorney general.

Worlow most recently served as general counsel and assistant secretary at Tyson, where he spent nearly 16 years. In his new role On the management board Worlow will handle all legal matters involving the company, its board of directors, and “key partners,” according to a list for the job.

He replaced Butterball’s former general counsel and chief risk officer, Suzanne Griffinwho left the Garner, NC-based company last year to become introduction university compliance office at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. Former partner Poyner Spruill spent more than a decade at Butterball.

Butterball and Tyson are accused together price fixing judgment file against buy a lot of pickles, including the Cargill Inc. chicken stock. and Perdue Foods LLC. Tyson is here settlement some of the counterclaimsaid the company.

Butterball declined to discuss the lawsuit but said in a statement that the company looks forward to Worlow’s “contributions to our leadership team.”

Worlow’s departure from Tyson comes after the Springdale, Ark.-based company renewed its legal functions, in part because of foodborne diseases. Tyson faced Butterball legal research out of stock workplace safety issues.

Tyson last year was promoted Standing Armywho is the company hire in 2017 from the Boeing Co. such as senior lawyer, to the chief executive officer and president of the world. Law, international administration, and business affairs are still at the forefront.

Tyson paid Tu nearly $5 million in total compensation—more than half in stock and stock options—through fiscal 2022, according to an annual report. file replacement in December.

Bloomberg Law reported last year about JBS SA in Brazil, the largest meat company in the world, and its partner Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the second largest chicken company in the world, growing up their own legal standing in the face of cartel claims.

JBS, which hired a former Big Law software developer Kevin Arquitt as its legal guardian in 2021, tap former Pilgrim’s Pride ethics and compliance head Michael Koenig became its ethics and compliance chief last summer.

JBS paid $52.5 million as part of an agreement in September to withdraw from a broader antitrust case accusing the company and competitors of fixing beef prices. JBS also occupied a grocery store in that same month.

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