Full Name
Kristy Balsanek
Job Title
General Counsel
Company
Lidl US, LLC
Speaker Bio
Kristy serves as the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Lidl US, LLC, the German international grocery chain that opened its first store in the United States in 2017. Kristy joined Lidl’s Arlington, Virginia headquarters in July 2019 overseeing the Legal, Compliance, Data Privacy, and Risk Management Department as Lidl grows its stores across the East Coast from New York to Georgia. Previously, Kristy was General Counsel at the US regional headquarter offices of a Zurich based international airline catering company. Prior to that, Kristy was in private practice in Washington, DC with Mayer Brown LLP and Coudert Brothers LLP in the international trade and corporate compliance groups. Kristy is a current supporter of Feeding America and No Kid Hungry, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sichuan, China before entering law school. Kristy attended The American University (B.A. International Affairs and Economics, 1992) and The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2003).
Kristy Balsanek