biography

Kenneth Cutshaw is an accomplished globalist assuming career leadership assignments in law, business, academia, hospitality, non-government organizations, government and diplomacy. Cutshaw has held leadership positions from CEO to Law Firm Partner to Dean of a Law School to multiple Board appointments to a USA Government sub-Cabinet appointment. He was a partner with a AMLAW 50 law firm. As an adjunct professor, he has taught business law at 7 universities over three decades. He was CEO/ President for the largest legal settlement and distribution company. He was General Counsel / Chief Legal Officer of 2 Global Restaurant Brands – Church’s Chicken and Quiznos. Ken was appointed as a diplomat for the country of India and served as its Honorary Consul in the USA. Ken was a founder of a post-Soviet private university in the Country of Georgia where he served as its first Law Dean He was a partner of a law firm where his practice focused on international transactions. He serves on several Boards involving legal services, technology and hospitality. He participated with international development of export control policies after the dissolution of the Soviet Union while wo...

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  • Representative Transactions

    As General Counsel and Corporate President, he closed the largest franchise transaction in franchising history as measured by unit size with the transaction occurring in China.  Further, he led expansion of two restaurant brands to more than 20 new countries.

  • Teaching Experience

    Adjunct Professor at the following

    • Emory University (Atlanta)
    • Georgia Tech (Atlanta)
    • Georgia State University (Atlanta)
    • Duke Law School (Durham, NC)
    • Univ of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC)
    • Elon Law School (Greensboro, NC)
    • Georgian American University, (Tbilisi, Georgia).
  • Publications
    • Doing Business in China, Thomson Reuters 1995-2020
    • Doing Business in India, Thomson Reuters 2001-2019
    • Doing Business in Russia, Thomson Reuters 2000-2011
    • ACC Docket, Association of Corporate Counsel, Outsourcing Column, 2008 to 2011
    • Many Trade Association and Bar Associations articles from 1995 to 2005
  • Corporate Experience

    CEO and President, Garden City Group, LLC

    President & General Counsel, Quiznos Restaurants

    Exec Vice President & General Counsel, Church’s Chicken Restaurants

    Board of Directors, United Lex

    Chairman, FBE Ventures Berhad Pty. Ltd (Malaysia)

    Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce

Washington, D.C.

Credentials

Admissions

North Carolina

Georgia

Tennessee

District of Columbia

Education

India Institute of Management Ahmendabad, Executive Business Certificate, 2007

Duke University, Executive Business Certificate, 2007

American University, LLM, 1987

Univ of Tennessee, JD, 1978

Univ of Tennessee, BA, 1975

Prior Law Firm Experience

Holland & Knight

Troutman Sanders

Smith Gambrell & Russell

Practice Areas