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OCIPLA November 2022 Luncheon
November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Jason Weintraub, Chief Legal Officer, Jacuzzi Group Worldwide
Neha Jaiswal, Director, International at Domino’s Pizza
Topic: Protecting Popular Brands
Date/Time: Friday, November 18, 2022
Registration/Lunch/Networking Start: 11:30am
Panel Discussion: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine, 2607 Main Street, Irvine, CA 92614
Jason Weintraub is Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel of Jacuzzi Group, a global, private equity-owned consumer products manufacturer with over 5,000 employees. Mr. Weintraub manages Jacuzzi Group’s legal, compliance, risk management and real estate functions. His responsibilities include protecting the company’s iconic Jacuzzi® trademark and other intellectual property, leading M&A activity and managing the company’s global real estate portfolio, litigation matters, major transactions, and insurance procurement and claims. Mr. Weintraub also leads Jacuzzi Group’s regulatory and corporate compliance program and supports the company’s ESG efforts.
Prior to joining Jacuzzi Group, Mr. Weintraub served as Chief Legal Officer of El Pollo Loco, Inc., a publicly traded restaurant company with nearly 500 locations and over 5,000 employees. Mr. Weintraub led El Pollo Loco’s Legal, Compliance and Risk Management Functions. He maintained responsibility for litigation matters, as well as transactions, intellectual property procurement and licensing, franchising matters, enterprise risk management, regulatory and corporate compliance, employment counseling, marketing and advertising support, and insurance procurement and loss prevention.
Before joining El Pollo Loco, Mr. Weintraub served as Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary for BSH Home Appliances Corporation in Irvine, Calif. There, he led the Legal, Compliance and Risk Management functions. His role included documenting transactions facilitating billions in revenue, leading a deal team for multiple strategic acquisitions, and supporting partnerships enabling accelerated growth for the company. Mr. Weintraub has also held senior legal department roles at Taco Bell Corp. and Broadcom Corporation.
Mr. Weintraub is a frequently sought-after lecturer at continuing education seminars, speaking on such issues as international business expansion, risk management, unfair competition law, and complex civil litigation. In 2019, Mr. Weintraub was honored by the National Association of Women Lawyers with the national Challenge Award, provided to the corporate legal department that best promotes the hiring and advancement of women in the legal profession. In 2012, he was honored as the “Rising Star” at the Orange County Business Journal’s General Counsel of the Year Awards. Mr. Weintraub received his Juris Doctor degree from Berkeley Law (University of California) and his undergraduate degree in political science from Stanford University.