Walt Metz

Practice/Organization Description

Employed as Associate General Counsel in Supply Chain, Logistics, Transportation and Trucking at Walmart Legal. Author and speaker on current trucking, supply chain, transportation law and in-house counsel issues. Executive level corporate attorney with a proven track record of accomplishments. Experienced corporate counselor committed to providing sound advice and solutions with regard to transactional, regulatory and litigation risks.

Background includes legal, business and management level experience applying across a range of industries, including transportation, trucking, real estate, warehousing, and retail and functional experience in such areas as legal affairs management, general counsel service, transportation law, real estate, commercial and tort litigation, transportation agreements, customer agreements, general contracts, financing transactions, M & A, risk management and corporate secretary duties. Career highlights include establishing first-ever legal department during 5-year tenure as General Counsel for $800M warehousing/logistics company, facilitating $190M warehouse acquisition, coordinating legal functions for $1B bank refinancing and stock sale of company, securing the early dismissal of 2 high-profile class actions and the recovery of $1M in legal claims for a large department store chain.

Walt’s complete professional profile can be accessed at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/waltmetz.

Bar Admissions

Nebraska

Education

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, College of Law, J.D.

University of Nebraska - Lincoln, College of Arts & Sciences.

---B.A. with High Distinction.

---Elected to Membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Transportation Lawyers Association

---Regional Transportation Law Seminar Speaker, 2002

---Corporate Counsel Meeting Speaker, 2013

Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)

Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC, then known as ACCA)

---National Litigation Committee: Chair of Committee of the Year, 2000.

---Annual Meeting CLE Speaker, 1998, 1999, and 2000.

---Leadership Development Institute Advisory Board, 2001-2002.

West Group Corporate Advisory Council, 1999-2001

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation
  • Worker’s Compensation

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