Kevin Norris joined ProQuest in 2003 and was named General Counsel in 2004. He is responsible for the strategy and operations of ProQuest's legal functions in support of its compliance imperative and business development goals. Since 2007 he has also driven the company's Global Content Alliance efforts to identify and build lasting relationships with the very best providers of content for its customers. These GCA teams help the thousands of diverse publishers who partner with ProQuest to feature their ongoing full text, archives and metadata in the constantly evolving academic and corporate market segments.
Mr. Norris has more than 25 years of experience in legal affairs and intellectual property management. Prior to joining ProQuest he was an officer of bigchalk, the K-12 information network, as well as assistant general counsel and director of business development for the national franchisor AAMCO. Previously, he served as assistant general counsel to the international accounting and consulting firm Laventhol & Horwath and spent a number of years in private practice. His earned his JD at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a bachelor's degree in political science from Hampden-Sydney College.