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Barbara Finigan is the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Hasbro, Inc., a $4 billion publicly traded branded play company developing and marketing innovative toys, games, motion pictures and television programming for consumers with its world class brands including Transformers, NERF, Monopoly, My Little Pony and Play-Doh. Ms. Finigan is a member of the Company’s senior management team which develops and executes the Company’s strategic and transformative plans globally.
Ms. Finigan has been with Hasbro for over twenty years, having served in various positions with increasing responsibility. She was appointed Chief Legal Officer in December 2010. Ms. Finigan’s extensive work with a global consumer product company has led to expertise in brand-building, developing relationships with key stakeholders, and identifying opportunities for growth and innovation. In addition to having developed strategic capabilities in corporate governance and risk assessment, Ms. Finigan is responsible for overseeing litigation, intellectual property development as well as employment and product safety matters for Hasbro.
Ms. Finigan has led the Company in many critical initiatives. She has collaboratively guided stakeholders through complex transactions and disputes, serving as an advisor and strategist on varying types of public matters. Most recently, she has advised in the implementation of a new executive compensation plan designed to retain transformative leaders of the Company. She is currently driving a multinational government affairs approach to achieve certainty in a complex international tax matter. Ms. Finigan also has unique expertise in regulatory affairs, leading many initiatives which resulted in innovative industry solutions to product challenges.
Ms. Finigan also manages the Company’s government affairs, social responsibility and ethics functions. In that role, she has developed creative approaches to ethics and compliance programs and global messaging over the past ten years, which has been instrumental in Hasbro being named Ethisphere Magazine’s “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in both 2012 and 2013.
Ms. Finigan serves as a Director of The Hasbro Children’s Fund, Inc., the Company’s philanthropic subsidiary as well as several non-profit Boards involving children.
A graduate of Marquette University Law School, Ms. Finigan earned a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the College of the Holy Cross. She has attended an Executive Leadership course at Tuck School of Management at Dartmouth College. Prior to joining Hasbro, she was an attorney at Brown Rudnick Freed and Gesmer in Boston, specializing in corporate and securities law.