Rack Room Shoes’ Peter Barr honored with 2014 Corporate Counsel Award

Rack Room Shoes’ Peter Barr honored with 2014 Corporate Counsel Award

The Charlotte Business Journal selected Rack Room Shoes’ General Counsel Peter Barr as a winner of the 2014 Corporate Counsel Awards, a program that honors the top in-house lawyers in the region. With more than 18 years of retail counsel experience, Barr was recognized for “Outstanding General Counsel with an Attorney Size of 2 -10.”

Serving as General Counsel for Rack Room Shoes since 2001, Barr currently manages the retailer’s nine-employee legal department, which includes four attorneys. He oversees a wide range of legal areas including intellectual property, litigation management, employment law, consumer protection, and commercial real estate, among others.

At Rack Room Shoes, Barr has helped implement a lease database system that allows the retailer to more effectively negotiate store locations. He also oversees the retailer’s legal-intern program.

Prior to his career with Rack Room Shoes, Barr helped build Payless Shoe Source’s full service law department. His 28-year legal career also includes experience in two medium-sized commercial law firms and six years managing his own firm.

About Rack Room Shoes

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice.  Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of great shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories.  For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.