Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) announced the appointment of Katherine Knight to the role of vice president and general counsel, effective immediately.

In this role, Knight will be responsible for overseeing all legal services and providing counsel on a broad range of legal, risk, business, and operational matters for MMNA, including product liability, class action litigation, regulatory affairs, labor and employment, and dealer franchise agreements.

She will be located at the company’s new U.S. headquarters offices in Franklin, Tenn., and will report to Fred Diaz, MMNA’s president and CEO. Knight also will be a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Knight brings extensive experience in private and corporate practice, serving for several years as external commercial and business litigation counsel before transitioning into in-house roles. Most recently, she held the position of vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for USA Truck.