CODA Automotive Appoints Chris Rose General Counsel

Sep 29, 2010, 09:00 ET from Coda Automotive

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- CODA Automotive, a privately held American company that designs, manufactures and sells all-electric vehicles and battery systems for transportation and utility related applications, has hired Christopher Rose as its General Counsel. Chris will be responsible for all of CODA's legal matters and will manage a seasoned team of lawyers and legal staff.





"Chris' extensive experience providing counsel to both public and private companies on matters including transactions, joint ventures, venture financings, intellectual property, IPOs, corporate governance and M&A activity will provide significant value to our company moving forward," said Kevin Czinger, President and CEO, CODA Automotive.  

Chris has more than 15 years of experience in corporate practice. Prior to joining CODA, Chris was Of Counsel with the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati (WSGR) in Palo Alto, Calif. Prior to WSGR, Chris was a Senior Vice President, and the Associate General Counsel of Fidelity National Financial, in Jacksonville, Florida. Chris started his legal career at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he worked for seven years and spent time in the firm's Los Angeles, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Boston offices. 

"The opportunity to join an innovative technology company that will undoubtedly help define the future of its industry through a global business model is truly unique," said Rose. "I look forward to working with the outstanding management team that Kevin has assembled, and to leveraging my legal experience and energy to help make CODA's mission a global success story."

Chris received his J.D. from the UCLA School of Law with coursework concentrations in corporate and tax law. He received his M.B.A. with Distinction from the Harvard Business School with coursework concentration in finance and accounting, and earned an A.B. with Highest Honors in Economics from UC Berkeley.  Chris is admitted to the Bar in California and Massachusetts.

About CODA Automotive: Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., CODA Automotive™ is working to reduce dependence on oil and is leading the way to a cleaner future through advanced battery systems for its 100% electric car, other electric vehicle manufacturers and utility applications such as wind power storage. CODA™ is working in a smart, interdependent way with more than 30 leading global technology and manufacturing companies across four continents to quickly and efficiently bring electric drive technology to market. Through its exclusive battery system joint venture with Lishen Power Battery, LIO Energy Systems™, CODA is also a large-scale producer of power battery systems for transportation and utility applications. CODA is slated to begin limited deliveries of its all-electric car in the fourth quarter of this year (2010). The CODA Sedan™ is a five-passenger, mid-size car with full rear seating and trunk space that is designed to meet American drivers' daily transportation needs without using an ounce of gasoline. The car travels up to 120 miles per charge across seasons.

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