Amrita Basu, Vice President & General Counsel, Wurth Group of North America, Inc.
Amrita Basu was named vice president and general counsel of Wurth Group of North America, Inc. (“Wurth”) in January, 2019. Ms. Basu serves as the chief legal officer of the company and oversees its team of attorneys responsible for all aspects of Wurth’s legal affairs in the United States and Canada.
Previously, Ms. Basu served in the positions of corporate counsel and vice president/associate general counsel with Wurth. In her positions with Wurth, Ms. Basu had broad responsibilities for the operation of the legal department, for legal affairs and compliance. During her tenure at Wurth, Ms. Basu has guided the Wurth subsidiaries through numerous lawsuits, merger and acquisition activity as well as daily negotiation of contracts and employment counseling.
Ms. Basu joined Wurth from the New Jersey law firm of Schumann Hanlon LLC, where she started in 2004. There she specialized in real estate development, commercial transactions and commercial litigation. Before joining Schumann Hanlon, Ms. Basu was a law clerk to the Honorable Lourdes I. Santiago, J.S.C., New Jersey Superior Court.
Ms. Basu is a native of Jersey City and received a B.A. degree from Rutgers University (Douglass College) in 1998 and received a J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law in Newark, where she was also editor-in-chief of the Women’s Rights Law Reporter.