Christopher Buchholtz named Triangle Business Journal Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year winner

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC— Triangle Business Journal recognized Christopher Buchholtz, assistant general counsel and corporate officer at RTI International, with a 2015 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year Award. 

The honor is reserved for in-house attorneys who are leaders in the Triangle business community and who have made significant contributions to the private companies for which they work. 

"Chris' skill, judgment and expertise in both defending the company, facilitating its growth, and fostering its culture of ethics and compliance has created tangible value to the bottom line," said G. Edward Story, senior vice president, and general counsel at RTI. "He continues to help create a culture that has allowed RTI to continually succeed when many other nonprofit federal government contractors have faltered." 

Buchholtz works closely with the executive vice present and general counsel guiding and shaping legal oversight of RTI's operations, including corporate governance, litigation, government contracting, commercial transactions, intellectual property protection and commercialization, tax, regular compliance, and other matters. He is credited with helping foster RTI's culture of ethics and compliance both in his work as corporate counsel and his as a corporate officer. 

In addition to his wide-reaching responsibilities at RTI, Buchholtz maintains an active role in the community that he and his wife Erika have called home for more than 20 years. 

Buchholtz volunteers for causes such as the People Offering Relief for Chapel Hill-Carrboro Homes (PORCH) Food for Families program and the Southern Village neighborhood swim team. He also annually sponsors and participates in the SuperCooper Little Red Wagon Foundation, an organization that creates homes away from home for children receiving treatment for pediatric brain cancer. 

Buchholtz earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California Los Angeles and holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

Chris Buchholtz

Highlights

  • Triangle Business Journal recognized Christopher Buchholtz, assistant general counsel and corporate officer at RTI, with a 2015 Outstanding Corporate Counsel of the Year Award
  • The award honors in-house attorneys who are leaders in the Triangle business community and who have made significant contributions to their respective companies