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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5/23/2021

Contact: Michael Avitzur
Director of Government Relations
617-778-1942

Wayfair Legal Department Joins as a BBA Sponsor

The Boston Bar Association is pleased to announce that Wayfair’s legal department has joined as a sponsor organization, supporting the BBA's mission to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large, and promote diversity, equity and inclusion.

Wayfair's legal team is led by its General Counsel, Enrique Colbert, and its Associate General Counsel, Andrew Oliver. The team, which includes both core legal and compliance functions, is predominantly based in Boston with two team members supporting the EU legal function from Wayfair's European headquarters in Berlin.

Lawyers at Wayfair are active participants in BBA professional development programs hosted by BBA Sections and the In-House Counsel Forum. Mike Licker, Head of Litigation and Investigations at Wayfair, is a Public Interest Leadership Program alum and current member of the BBA White-Collar Crime Section Steering Committee.

“Wayfair's legal team is excited to kick off this sponsor partnership with the Boston Bar Association. We’re looking forward to taking advantage of the BBA's educational and programming opportunities and to becoming more involved in the Boston legal community. To all our fellow in-house attorneys, don't hesitate to reach out and say hello - we'd love to hear fromyou!,” said Alison Vallot, Legal and Real Estate Counsel at Wayfair.

Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for the home. Through technology and innovation, Wayfair makes it possible for shoppers to quickly and easily find exactly what they want from a selection of more than 22 million items across home furnishings, décor, home improvement, housewares and more.

Wayfair is, and has always been, a Boston company. Co-founders Steve Conie and Niraj Shaw founded Wayfair on a shoestring budget in a spare bedroom of Steve's house in Boston. In 2011, Steve and Niraj took a giant leap and movedall oftheir e-commerce sites into one mega destination for the home and named it Wayfair. By the next year, Wayfair had exceeded $600 million in annual revenue and was well on its way to becoming a household name offering millions of products across a wide array of styles and price points. The company employed more than 16,000 people as of December 31, 2020, with operations throughout North America and Europe, and continues to be headquartered in Boston.

To learn more about Wayfair’s leadership team, visit: www.wayfair.com/v/about/meet_the_team

 

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The Boston Bar Association traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the nation’s second president. Its mission is to advance the highest standards of excellence for the legal profession, facilitate access to justice, serve the community at large and promote diversity and inclusion.