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Stephen R. Van Arsdale

Senior Counsel

Steve is a corporate attorney who knows how to manage “the big picture” while also getting things done. As the former general counsel at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Steve knows the challenges and opportunities that come with running a legal department and juggling multiple legal and business priorities.

Leveraging more than two decades of experience in senior in-house legal roles, Steve helps clients manage legal risks, run in-house legal departments, and develop legal solutions to support business objectives in collaboration with company leaders.

As outside general counsel and lead corporate counsel, Steve strives to become an extension of his client’s leadership team, advising executives and in-house counsel on day-to-day and strategic legal considerations and strategies, including:

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Expansion plans
  • Government affairs
  • Intellectual Property portfolio management
  • Labor relations
  • Legal department organization
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Strategic alliances

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Former Member and Vice Chair, Allendale Columbia School Board of Trustees
  • Former Chair and Member, Board of Trustees, American Heart Association, Rochester Chapter
  • Former Member, ESL Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Former Chair, Eisenhower College Alumni Association
  • Former Secretary, Wegmans Family Foundation, Inc. and Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, Corporate Counsel Award, Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record, 2019
  • Recipient, Legacy Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented by the Eisenhower College Alumni Association

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Managing and Growing Your Own Brands and Keeping Up with Your Marketing Team,” Retail Industry Leaders Association Annual Conference, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Eisenhower College, B.A., summa cum laude

Steve is a corporate attorney who knows how to manage “the big picture” while also getting things done. As the former general counsel at Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., Steve knows the challenges and opportunities that come with running a legal department and juggling multiple legal and business priorities.

Leveraging more than two decades of experience in senior in-house legal roles, Steve helps clients manage legal risks, run in-house legal departments, and develop legal solutions to support business objectives in collaboration with company leaders.

As outside general counsel and lead corporate counsel, Steve strives to become an extension of his client’s leadership team, advising executives and in-house counsel on day-to-day and strategic legal considerations and strategies, including:

  • Commercial agreements
  • Corporate governance
  • Expansion plans
  • Government affairs
  • Intellectual Property portfolio management
  • Labor relations
  • Legal department organization
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Strategic alliances

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Retail Industry Leaders Association
  • Former Member and Vice Chair, Allendale Columbia School Board of Trustees
  • Former Chair and Member, Board of Trustees, American Heart Association, Rochester Chapter
  • Former Member, ESL Federal Credit Union Board of Directors
  • Former Chair, Eisenhower College Alumni Association
  • Former Secretary, Wegmans Family Foundation, Inc. and Wegmans Family Charitable Foundation

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Recipient, Corporate Counsel Award, Rochester Business Journal and The Daily Record, 2019
  • Recipient, Legacy Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, presented by the Eisenhower College Alumni Association

PRESENTATIONS

  • Presenter, “Managing and Growing Your Own Brands and Keeping Up with Your Marketing Team,” Retail Industry Leaders Association Annual Conference, 2022

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York

EDUCATION

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., with honors
  • Eisenhower College, B.A., summa cum laude
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