Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel, St. John Knits
Christina Zabat-Fran began her professional career 24 years ago. Today, Zabat-Fran serves as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel for St. John, an American luxury fashion brand, leading global legal and business affairs, HR, IP, risk management, loss prevention and security, facilities, and compliance during a crucial era of the multinational company's evolution and growth. Zabat-Fran also serves on the Board of Directors for St. John Asia and St. John Canada, supporting the brand's international markets priorities.
Zabat-Fran is a high-performing, award-winning General Counsel and business and community leader with over a decade serving a global fashion industry giant. She is a trusted steward with measurable success managing executive team changes including a full C-Suite turnover, demonstrating expertise in corporate social responsibility, root cause analysis, restructuring, corporate governance and transactions, regulatory compliance, risk management, process improvement, loss prevention, settlement negotiation, strategic partnerships, employee relations and inclusion initiatives. Zabat-Fran graduated from the University of California with a JD and a dual undergraduate degree.
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