Toys R Us names new general counsel

Toys R Us Inc. has named a new executive vice president and general counsel.

James Young, a 10-year veteran of the Wayne-based company’s legal division, has previously worked on projects ranging from contract negotiations to mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance.

He replaces Cornell Boggs, who had joined the company in early 2017.

Young played a key role in Toys R Us’ refinancing efforts, and, more recently, its restructuring activities.
In his new role, Young will take on responsibility for the nearly 15 in-house lawyers and paralegals, as well as any outside counsel activities.

He will be a member of the company’s leadership team and also join the Toys R Us Children’s Fund board.

“This is a critical time for the company, not only because we are entering the ever-important holiday season, but as we navigate and eventually emerge from the restructuring process,” said Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. “In addition to demonstrating tremendous legal acumen, Jamie has proven himself to be a passionate, positive leader who has earned the confidence of our senior-most leaders, legal advisers and business partners. I could not be more thrilled to have him join my leadership team.”

Prior to joining the company, Young was corporate counsel for Cytec Industries Inc. in West Paterson.