ToysRUsLogoToys “R” Us Inc. named James Young as executive vice president and general counsel effective immediately. He will report directly to Chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. 

Young is a 10-year veteran of the Toys “R” Us legal division, and has worked on projects ranging from contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate compliance. He has served as assistant corporate secretary and was responsible for overseeing the company’s SEC reporting obligations. He also played a key role in Toys “R” Us refinancing efforts, and more recently, its restructuring activities.

In this new role, Young will be responsible for nearly 15 in-house lawyers and paralegals, as well as any outside counsel activities. He will be a member of the company’s leadership team and will also join the Toys “R” Us Children’s Fund Board.