Hank Rouda has worked in retail for over 25 years. He is currently Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Giorgio Armani Corporation, where he oversees all legal and lease administration for Armani’s North, Central and South American operations. He started in the law firms Lord, Bissell & Brook and Burke Bosselman & Weaver. He subsequently moved in-house with Equity Properties & Development Company andthen LaSalle Partners. He became Foot Locker, Inc.’s Director of Leasing Services, where he supervised all leasing legal activity for theirNorth American stores. After that, Hank became Vice President – Legal Affairs for DLC Management Corp., where he was responsible for all legal and human resources activities. He was then the General Counsel for H&M’s North, Central and South American divisions. Hank received his B.S. from Miami University in 1983 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1986.