Multinational law firm DLA Piper announced the appointment of Kristy Balsanek as partner in the firm’s regulatory and government affairs group.

Balsanek brings more than 20 years of legal experience, most recently serving as general counsel, chief compliance officer, and data privacy officer of Lidl US.

She will focus her practice on core environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk areas, including business ethics, corporate governance, director/officer duties, anti-corruption, sanctions, labor and human rights, global supply chain transparency, climate change, green initiatives, environmental marketing, privacy, and data protection.

During her time at Lidl, a global grocery retail company headquartered in Germany, she oversaw and advised U.S., European, and Asian management teams on a broad range of legal matters and led the management of the company’s cross-functional business teams on ESG-related requirements.