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Tamara de Wild

Tamara F. de Wild is Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for O’Reilly Automotive Stores, Inc. d/b/a O’Reilly Auto Parts and its subsidiaries. O’Reilly Auto Parts (ORLY) is a retailer of aftermarket automotive parts, tools, supplies, equipment, and accessories based in Springfield, Missouri. At O’Reilly, Ms. de Wild counsels Human Resources and management on labor and employment related issues including ADA, FMLA, Title VII, ADEA, wage and hour issues, severance matters, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, labor relations/union avoidance, and other employment related matters; reviews and responds to complaints and charges filed with the EEOC and state agencies; coordinates with Human Resources in responding to wage claims; manages and coordinates the defense of all employment related litigation with outside counsel; manages and coordinates the defense of unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB; works with Human Resources and operations representatives in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements; and works with Human Resources and other departments in developing, implementing, and updating employment policies, procedures, and practices and training materials relating to the same. In addition, Ms. de Wild provides support to the General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Services on corporate governance issues. Prior to joining O’Reilly, Ms. de Wild was in private practice for 13 years, most recently at Lathrop & Gage in Springfield, Missouri. Ms. de Wild received her undergraduate degree from Drury University and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

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