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Mitsubishi North America has hired a former Nissan lawyer to be the company’s next general counsel.

Katherine Knight was appointed vice president and general counsel. Most recently she was the general counsel for USA Truck.

Knight is a Nashville native, a Vanderbilt graduate and a Predators fan who previously worked for Dollar General and Nissan. She will be based in Franklin and will oversee all legal services for the company.

"With a background inside and outside the corporate world, she brings the blend of experience and passion for the craft that will both protect and promote (Mitsubishi) going forwards. We're excited to have her join the team,” CEO Fred Diaz said, according to a press release.

Just five months ago, Mitsubishi promoted longtime Mitsubishi employee Jorgen Weterrings to the position of general counsel. However, Weterrings, who was based in Cypress, decided not to move to Franklin and has left the company.

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