Honors highlight Petersen’s outstanding work within O.C. Tanner and Utah’s greater legal landscape
Salt Lake City - April 15, 2022 - O.C. Tanner, the global leader in employee recognition and workplace culture, congratulates Kyle Petersen, senior counsel of privacy and product, for being named an honoree in Utah Business Magazine’s 2022 Corporate Counsel awards program. Earlier this month, Petersen was also named as a Utah Business Legal Elite for the second consecutive year.
“I am honored to be recognized by Utah Business alongside many of Utah’s great attorneys,” said Petersen. “This is a win for the entire O.C. Tanner team of legal experts and for the company as a whole. Every team members’ hard work and dedication contributed to these honors.”
Petersen initially joined O.C. Tanner as an outside private counsel before joining the company full time in 2020 and is responsible for implementing processes and contract changes that have streamlined the way the O.C. Tanner operates. Petersen has made a name for himself for his work on many of the company’s software as a service (SaaS) accounts, including some of the largest clients for O.C. Tanner. His work is integral to the organization's relationships with some of the world’s largest and most noteworthy companies, which include nearly a third of Fortune 100 organizations. In 2021 alone, Petersen had a hand in securing 100 new clients, with an average contract value of $3.5 million. Further, Petersen is the go-to attorney to join calls with large multinational clients to discuss all aspects of data privacy, storage, and deletion. In fact, Petersen negotiated privacy and data terms on approximately 250 contracts in 2021.
“Even before joining O.C. Tanner full time, Kyle’s work as an outside counsel was a significant and essential part of the company’s international business strategy,” said Beatryx (Bea) Washington, O.C. Tanner senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. “Numerous teams at O.C. Tanner, from IT to Sales, rely on his expertise and guidance. Kyle is a true asset to this organization.”
The annual Corporate Counsel awards recognize the best in-house legal counsel from companies throughout Utah. Petersen is one of 19 honorees recognized as part of this year’s program. View the complete list of 2022 Corporate Counsel honorees here.
The Legal Elite program is an annual list of the state’s best attorneys, as voted on by their peers. During a six-week window, attorneys can nominate up to eight of their peers. Utah Business then tallies the number of votes each candidate receives and selects those in the top half of their category. View the 2022 Legal Elite honorees here.
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