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Corporate Counsel

Stillwater, MN
November 07, 2019

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Kevin E. Giebel

Stillwater, MN ***** 651-***-**** LinkedIn


Life Cycle Complex Contract Management

RFP, Bids, MSAs and NDAs; Pricing and EDI

Government Regulations, FAR, DFARS

Licensing, Leasing, IT and Telecom

Manufacturer, Vendor, Distributor and Sale

Security, Privacy (DPA) and Confidentiality

Business Line, Credit, Financing and Security/LOC

Product Manufacture and Transport Supply Chain

Shipper, Broker and Transportation

Corporate Board Presentations and Proceedings

Playbooks and Best Practices

Regulatory Compliance and Coaching

Career Experience

Koch Companies, Minneapolis, MN 05/2009 - Present

General Counsel


Successfully negotiated contracts in excess of $30MM and reduced outside corporate counsel expense by ~80%.

Saved the organizations over $3MM through effective negotiations with insurance carriers.

Facilitated restructure of the Liability, Property Damage and Worker’s Compensation Loss- management departments to create efficiencies, and reduce settlement cost and number of claims.

Instituted comprehensive and reliable cyber, power and physical threat protocols across supply chains.

Domestic & International Corporate Counsel

Skilled negotiator, litigator, trial lawyer and respected corporate advisor with over 15 years of experience in outside counsel and in-house counsel roles. Accomplished legal executive with broad experience in corporate governance, contract and risk management, finance, operations, mergers & acquisitions, human resources and labor relations and information technology. Strong history of executing strategic and tactical legal and business initiatives that minimize risk, and drive revenue, investment and growth in competitive industries. Key strengths include leadership and communication skills, effective and efficient management of legal team of two paralegals and assistant counsel, and ability to conceive and execute strategic plans building organizational consensus. Microsoft Office® Suite proficient.

Operate as a legal and operationally focused partner to the senior leadership team on complex and significant matters for nine companies. Provide counsel, oversight and management for all legal and risk matters as a key player in weighing organizational decisions and deploying risk mitigation strategies. Facilitate agreements for mergers and acquisitions and demonstrate a high degree of leadership and participation in managing due diligence and closing transactions. Set internal governance policies and manage the impact of external factors. Responsible for reviewing, drafting and negotiating key contracts, commercial agreements, procurement and financing documents. Co-counsel and supervise outside counsel on numerous litigation and worker’s compensation matters, nationwide.

Giebel & Associates, L.L.C., Roseville, MN

Managing Partner

Full-service, 15-member law firm offering legal services to individuals and small-to-large businesses (including Koch Companies) in the management of contracts and complex cases, nationwide. Areas of practice include insurance law, auto, property, real estate, premise and employer’s liability mergers/acquisitions, due diligence, restructuring, business financing, corporate/banking operations and compliance; FDCPA/FCRA/MPAA defense, commercial agreements and transportation law. City Attorney (civil and criminal) for City of Henriette, Minnesota.

Giebel, Gilbert, Williams & Kohl, P.L.L.P., Roseville, MN

Managing Partner

Law firm focused on solid litigation strategy to help clients across a variety of practice areas such as: class actions, anti-trust, product liability, corporate formation, financing, contract management, employment/discrimination defense, transportation law, and employment and insurance law. Represented individuals as well as Fortune 500 companies in litigation matters throughout the State of Minnesota and the Midwest.

Menard, Inc., Eau Claire, WI

Assistant General Counsel

Represented a growing Midwest home-improvement company and its manufacturing subsidiaries in general legal matters including construction, employee relations, transportation, product liability and real estate.

Education and Credentials

Juris Doctor

William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, MN

Bachelor of Arts, Government, Economics & German

Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN

University of Salzburg, Salzburg, AT

Professional Organizations

Licensed/admitted in all MN and WI State Courts

U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court

Qualified Neutral

AAA Arbitrator

Hennepin County Conciliation Court Judge

Minnesota and Wisconsin State Bar Associations

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