An accomplished attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience with high level law firms and major corporations, Gail Slaughter is now putting her talents to work in the non-profit sector, supporting fundraising and partnership development activities. Most recently Associate General Counsel at Mercedes Benz USA, she has a keen ability to achieve practical, strategic, and cost-effective closure to legal issues. Slaughter has an extensive background in commercial litigation and contracting. She has also handled legal matters relative to marketing, advertising, licensing and protection of intellectual property– including trademark and copyright. Her business expertise includes product liability, employment issues, environmental protection and franchising. Slaughter has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Florida and earned her Juris Doctorate, magnum cum laude, from South Texas.