Isagenix International’s legal officer and general counsel, Justin Powell, has received a First Chair Award that honors in-house counsel who have made significant contributions to the legal community.
Powell is being recognized in the Top General Counsel category alongside attorneys from several Fortune 500 companies, including Ford Motor Co., Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., Southwest Airlines Co. and Amazon.com Inc. Recipients will be honored at the First Chair Awards Conference & Gala on Aug. 28 in Chicago.
Powell, who was nominated by his peers, joined Isagenix in 2012 as associate general counsel and has served as the global health and wellness company’s chief legal officer and general counsel since February 2016. In addition to managing the legal team, he’s responsible for the global compliance, human resources and government affairs departments. Powell also chairs the U.S. Direct Selling Association’s General Counsel Committee.
“Justin is an excellent leader with a terrific legal mind who’s set a great example at Isagenix and among his peers,” said Isagenix Chief Executive Officer Travis Ogden. “He’s also made significant contributions to our company’s success. I’m thrilled he’s receiving a First Chair Award. He is well-deserving of this recognition.”
Among Powell’s contributions is helping Isagenix navigate several complex opportunities, including significant international expansion and transitioning to an employee-owned model through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Powell also worked with his team to help launch the Isagenix Legacy Foundation, allowing the company to align its giving more closely with its mission of impacting world health and wellness.
“I’m honored to receive the First Chair Award, as I view it as a reflection on all my team has accomplished,” Powell said. “I’m privileged to lead such a strong and talented group of individuals. Together, we’re ensuring Isagenix is in the best position possible to inspire healthy change and transform lives around the world.”