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An experienced attorney practicing in Ohio, Douglas Kordel currently serves as General Counsel for Proforma, a prominent graphic communications company. Douglas Kordel joined the company in 2003 and continues to excel as a legal advisor. His responsibilities include drafting essential documents, delivering clear recommendations to upper management, analyzing legal issues, and broadly ensuring that Proforma maintains legal compliance in its business operations. Douglas Kordel also actively participates as a member of Proforma’s Operating Committee and Director of Human Resources. Highly accomplished in his profession, he previously served as Vice President of the legal department at Waterford International, LLC, a financial holding company based in Boca Raton, Florida. In that capacity, Douglas Kordel delivered legal advice to the company and to its various subsidiaries. His professional activities included negotiating and structuring multifaceted commercial agreements for the company. Douglas Kordel’s career history also includes serving as an Associate Attorney at the law firm of Purcell & Scott Co. LPA in Columbus, Ohio. Douglas Kordel attended The University of Toledo, earning his Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems in 1993. While completing his undergraduate degree, he participated as an Internal Affairs Committee Member in the university’s Student Government and also achieved the Order of Omega in the National Honor Society. Douglas Kordel thereafter pursued his legal education at the University of Dayton School of Law. Earning his Juris Doctor in 1997, he graduated in the top 12% of his class and received a CALI Award in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Douglas Kordel holds memberships with numerous professional organizations, including the Ohio Bar Association, the International Franchise Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association, and the Forum on Franchising in the American Bar Association. Noted for his diverse career achievements, Douglas Kordel is listed in Who’s Who in 21st Century Business Leaders. Beyond his professional affiliations, he supports charitable organizations such as the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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University of Dayton School of Law


University of Toledo