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Barbara Eisenberg

Barbara Eisenberg

Ann, Inc.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary (Retired)
New York, NY, USA

Barbara Eisenberg has been a senior executive and General Counsel at international, publicly traded companies in a variety of industries, including retail, textiles and chemicals. 

Her most recent position was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer of ANN Inc. (AnnTaylor), and a member of the company's Corporate Executive Committee until her retirement in 2012. Her areas of expertise include international business and trade, corporate governance, intellectual property branding and privacy. In addition to her responsibilities as chief legal officer, Ms. Eisenberg was also responsible for leading both ANN's worldwide social compliance program and its green initiatives and sustainability program.

Ms. Eisenberg is a member of the Board of Directors of Maidenform Brands, Inc. She is Chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee.

Ms. Eisenberg has served in numerous capacities at Columbia Law School, including President of the Columbia Law School Association, a member of the Board of Visitors and a member of the Board of Directors. She was also Chair of the General Counsels Forum of the National Retail Federation.

Ms. Eisenberg graduated cum laude from Columbia Law School and from Barnard College, with distinction. She also attended a management leadership program at Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina.


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