Meredith Weisshaar is a public company executive and attorney with 20+ years of legal and finance experience. She is currently Vice President and General Counsel at nLIGHT (Nasdaq: LASR), a leading global provider of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers for the industrial, aerospace and defense industries. In addition to her role as chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary, Meredith serves as a business strategist, combining her relevant industry experience, leadership experience in legal, compliance and risk management, and involvement in organizational and strategic planning to secure business opportunities, protect and enhance innovation, and navigate risk.
From April 2013 through January 2019, Meredith served in roles of increasing responsibility, including Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel, at ESCO Corporation, a global manufacturer of mining and construction wear parts. In July 2018, ESCO was acquired by the Weir Group PLC. At ESCO, Meredith worked on complex financing matters, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, and governance matters, and managed the company’s legal, compliance and risk management functions. Prior to her role at ESCO, Meredith was a corporate governance and transactions attorney at Perkins Coie LLP, working primarily in the areas of public company securities, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance. She began her legal practice in structured finance at Milbank LLP in New York City. Prior to attending law school, Meredith worked in strategic planning at United Airlines. Meredith graduated from the NYU School of Law and holds a degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Business Economics and Public Policy.
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