Daily News: May 20, 2013

Lessard Joins Crestmark Team as Assistant VP, Legal Compliance

Crestmark announced the addition of Karen Lessard as assistant vice president, Legal Compliance. She reports through Christy Morgan, first vice president, Legal and Administration, as a part of Crestmark’s Baton Rouge office and will help support Crestmark’s expanding California presence.

Lessard joins Crestmark with more than 20 years of paralegal experience in the areas of corporate, transactional and intellectual property. Before coming to Crestmark, she worked with Kean Miller LLP, Jones Walker LLP, and Attorney at Law Ben F. Day as a paralegal. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Louisiana State University, is a Notary Public, and has certifications in Paralegal and Legal Secretarial Studies.

“We are happy to welcome someone of Karen’s experience to Crestmark,” said Morgan. “Her communication, research, and project management skills will be a great asset to our Legal Division, and we know she will provide valuable support to Crestmark’s growth on the west coast.”