ATLANTA, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr announced that Heather McNay has been named 2016 Outstanding Specialist Counsel at the fourth annual Corporate Counsel Awards. The awards were sponsored and presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter.
McNay is Group Intellectual Property (IP) Counsel at Landis+Gyr, where she is responsible for leading Landis+Gyr's global IP counsel team on IP strategy, management of the patent portfolio and complex patent litigation cases.
The Corporate Counsel Awards recognize in-house corporate attorneys based on their leadership, resourcefulness and outstanding work to support their organization's legal operations.
"I am honored to be recognized among such an impressive group of finalists across different industries," said McNay. "It's my pleasure to provide legal advice and insight for Landis+Gyr, a company dedicated to providing state of the art technology throughout the world. It is an especially exciting time for Landis+Gyr as our inventors continuously work to develop patentable innovations that help utilities solve their most complex problems, including renewable integration, operational excellence and maintaining delivery of highly reliable and affordable energy."
McNay joined Landis+Gyr in 2009 as Associate Counsel and has held successively broader roles, focusing primarily in the practice of IP law. Before joining the company, she was an Associate General Counsel at TSYS and IP Attorney at Credigy Solutions, Inc. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Georgia.
For more information on the awards, visit http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/event/143602
Landis+Gyr is the leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions for the utility sector. Offering the broadest portfolio of products and services to address complex industry challenges, the company delivers comprehensive solutions for the foundation of a smarter grid including; smart metering, distribution network sensing and automation tools, load control, analytics and energy storage. Landis+Gyr operates in 31 countries across five continents as an independent growth platform of the Toshiba Corporation (TKY:6502) and is also 40% owned by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ). With annualized sales of more than US$1.5 billion, the company employs 5,700 people with the sole mission of helping the world manage energy better. More information is available at landisgyr.com
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