Christian Na

Christian Na

General Counsel

Arlington
Massachusetts
Licensed in
MA, DC, IL, VA
Boston University School of Law
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Clear Communication
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About
General Counsel with deep experience handling wide spectrum of legal matters for early stage growth companies as well as multi-national Fortune 1000 public companies. Also co-founded B2C start-up and served as strategic advisor to VC firms. Named by Corporate Board Member (NYSE-Euronext Publication) as one of five “Top General Counsel to Watch” and twice recognized by InsideCounsel Magazine as leading one of “The Top Ten Most Innovative Legal Departments in Corporate America.”
18
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Clear Communication
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"Christian was great at taking lead on drafting and negotiating our commercial contracts with customers as well as vendors/suppliers. He also provided valuable advice on how to make our contracting cycle more efficient and other improvements to our various legal templates and internal policies."

Commercial Contract Negotiations / Improving Legal Processes
Non-UpCounsel Client
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"Christian helped our start-up stand up a new legal function from ground up with templates, policies, procedures, etc. He really took the time to understand our business and right-sized an approach to building a legal function that can scale with our growth. His personal experience with founding a start-up and also his experience as a GC for larger companies definitely helped."

Building New Legal Function
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Outside Counsel LLC

General Counsel

Oct 2019 - Present

Serving as external GC for companies in various industries and managing all of legal matters with a sleeves rolled approach, including drafting and negotiating commercial contracts, handling employment-related issues, establishing corporate policies and procedures, leading M&A discussions with potential targets, and negotiating with top VC and PE firms on minority investments.

Oct 2019 - Present

Xylem, Inc.

EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

Oct 2019 - Jan 2014

Managed global legal team of 90 professionals. Served as business partner to executive management and advisor to Board on all legal matters.

Oct 2019 - Jan 2014

Circor Inc.

Deputy General Counsel

Jun 2010 - Oct 2012

Managed day-to-day legal affairs worldwide, including complex commercial transactions, IP strategy, outside counsel management, M&A, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

Jun 2010 - Oct 2012

Danaher Corporation

VP & General Counsel

Jun 2007 - Jan 2010

Managed the global legal affairs of a $1B division of a Fortune 100 industrial manufacturing company.

Jun 2007 - Jan 2010

Mitel Networks

General Counsel, U.S., Latin Amer. & Asia-Pac.

May 2002 - May 2007

Handled all of the company's legal matters arising in the U.S., Latin America & Asia-Pacific.

May 2002 - May 2007

Swidler Berlin

Associate

Oct 2009 - Apr 2002

Represented clients in transactional and regulatory matters.

Oct 2009 - Apr 2002

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