Attorney returns to Toys‘R’Us parent as general counsel

Nov 16, 2020
Anand Shah was corporate counsel at Toys‘R’Us from 2012 to 2017

Tru Kids Brands, the parent of Toys‘R’Us and Babies‘R’Us created in January 2019, has hired Anand Shah as general counsel.

Shah most recently worked as assistant general counsel for North America at chocolate company Ferrero, where he advised the business on issues such as acquisitions, e-commerce, retail operations, manufacturing, supply chain, financings and litigation. 

Before that he was corporate counsel at Toys‘R’Us from 2012 to 2017. In that role he was responsible for global corporate governance, negotiating and implementing strategic partnerships and supporting financing activities and licensing transactions.

From 2007 to 2012, he was a corporate attorney with Morgan Lewis & Bockius, where his practice focused on M&A and capital markets transactions.

James Young was Shah’s predecessor as general counsel at Tru Kids and was previously general counsel for Toys‘R’Us. He is now general counsel at Saks OFF 5th.

‘This is a momentous time for the company as we head into the holiday season with a positive outlook on the toy market backed by an experienced leadership team and best-in-class global partners,’ Tru Kids CEO Richard Barry says in a statement.

‘I’m thrilled to return to the Toys‘R’Us family,’ Shah says in an announcement. ‘I look forward to working with Richard… and the entire Tru Kids team to protect the excellence and integrity of our brands as we position the company for a new chapter of growth.’


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