People: Verso Paper Corp (VRS.N)
14 Mar 2014
Mr. Peter H. Kesser is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Verso Paper Corp. He was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from December 2006 to February 2012. During his legal career, Mr. Kesser has concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial law while working for law firms, and he has had oversight responsibility for a wide variety of additional legal matters (including antitrust, compliance, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, intellectual property, litigation and real estate) while working for public companies. Mr. Kesser previously was an attorney and shareholder with Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC from 1999 to 2006. He was Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Promus Hotel Corporation, a premier lodging company, from 1998 to 1999. Mr. Kesser was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Arcadian Corporation, a nitrogen chemical producer, from 1993 to 1997. He began his legal career as an attorney with Bracewell & Patterson LLP (now Bracewell & Giuliani LLP) from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Kesser is the former Chair of the Business Law section of the Tennessee Bar Association.
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