Kate Duchene, Resources Global Professionals' Chief Legal Officer, Named First Recipient of 'Outstanding General Counsel' Award

Jun 30, 2010, 14:51 ET from Resources Global Professionals

IRVINE, Calif., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Resources Global Professionals, a leading multinational provider of professional services, said today that Kate Duchene, the Chief Legal Officer & Executive Vice President of Human Resources, has been named the inaugural recipient of the "Outstanding General Counsel of an Orange County Public Company with Annual Sales in Excess of $200 Million" by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ).  Resources Global Professionals is the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (Nasdaq: RECN).

In honoring Ms. Duchene, the OCBJ noted that during her ten years with Resources Global Professionals she has guided Resources through six international acquisitions, including assets of Deloitte & Touche in Australia and Ernst & Young in the Netherlands, as well as five acquisitions in the U.S.  Most recently, she led the legal aspects of the company's acquisitions of Los Angeles-based public relations company, Sitrick and Co. and Santa Monica-based corporate advisory and restructuring company, Brincko Associates Inc.

The OCBJ also noted that over the past eight years Ms. Duchene has shared her talents with the community, serving as legal advisor, member of the board of directors and current president Elect for Human Options, Inc., a shelter that provides a safe respite for battered women and their children to help break the cycle of domestic violence.

"We are very proud that Kate has been chosen as the first recipient of this prestigious award," stated Don Murray, Executive Chairman and Chief Executing Officer of Resources Global Professionals. "She exemplifies our company's philosophy about the importance of maintaining a balance between one's professional and personal life."

Candidates for the award were evaluated for exceptional legal skill and demonstrable achievement across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility, exemplary leadership as evidenced by the highest professional and ethical standards, and for contribution to the Orange County community at large.

Ms. Duchene said, "It is very humbling to be honored by one's peers.  Clearly, this award would not have been possible without my talented colleagues at Resources, and my incredible and supportive family."


Resources Global Professionals, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (Nasdaq: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that provides a wide array of consulting and professional services to assist businesses in developing, focusing, and executing business strategies.  Resources assists clients with various types of projects in the areas of finance and accounting, information management, legal and regulatory, risk and compliance, corporate advisory and strategic communications, human capital, and supply chain management.  Unlike traditional management consulting firms, Resources not only deploys subject matter experts to support client initiatives, but also provides longer-term professional services to execute on the strategies to ensure successful completion.  Resources was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm; today, it is an independent, publicly traded company with over 2,700 professionals working from more than 80 practice offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.  Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Resources has served 84 of the Fortune 100 companies.  The company was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation's 100 Most Trustworthy Companies.

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