Kristina Pieper Trautmann

Associate General Counsel, Danone North America

Kris is a member of the Danone North America legal department’s leadership team. She is the head of litigation, but also dons many other caps, working arm-in-arm with her business counterparts to identify potential legal exposure while developing safe and innovative products—including fresh dairy, organic dairy, plant-based, and coffee creamers and beverages—for consumers. Kris is passionate about advocating for women’s rights, and is actively engaged in multiple women’s professional groups. Kris was drawn to Girls Inc. because of its holistic mission to support girls in all aspects of their development, as well as its keen lens for meaningful wellness and STEM opportunities for girls.

Kris has a decade of experience as a litigator in a global law firm prior to moving in-house several years ago. She graduated cum laude from both Yale University (BA) and Fordham University School of Law (JD).

A native Long Islander, Kris loves exploring state parks and hiking in the woods with her husband, two young sons, and dog.

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