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Black Diamond Equipment Ltd., a global leader in climbing, ski and backcountry gear, announced today that Richard Luskin, a California-based attorney who has been handling the majority of the company’s legal affairs for the past 4 years, has moved to Salt Lake City to serve as In-house Corporate Counsel.
Luskin’s newly created position was born of Black Diamond’s respect for and dedication to professional and proactive legal counsel. As In-house Corporate Counsel, Luskin will develop Black Diamond’s legal strategies and advise the company’s management team on matters such as product liability, warnings & tagging, intellectual property, trade, and anti-trust. Luskin will manifest a â€œpreventative law approachâ€ to avert and minimize legal entanglements for Black Diamond, while maximizing the company’s entrepreneurial spirit and ability to achieve its goals.
Luskin boasts an impressive legal background on a wide range of matters, including, among others, intellectual property, general business, insurance, environment and personal injury. In 1987, Luskin gained national attention challenging the development of the Resort at Squaw Creek in a sensitive Sierra Nevada alpine meadow. Luskin also created Environment Now, an environmental foundation funded by Frank Wells, President of Disney and original Seven Summiter. Through Environment Now, Luskin initiated numerous preservations and restorations of coastal, freshwater and forest ecosystems worldwide. In addition to his broad legal background, Luskin worked for several years as a ski patrolman, national park climbing ranger, Peace Corps volunteer and river guide and is a passionate skier, climber, pilot and pro bono defender of climbers and the environment.
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. is an employee-owned manufacturer of equipment for rock climbing, alpinism, freeride and backcountry skiing. By consistently building innovative products and actively preserving the mountain environment, Black Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond visit www.blackdiamondequipment.com