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Apex Systems’ Buddy Omohundro Named Outstanding In-House Counsel
RICHMOND, VA – OCTOBER 22, 2013 – Apex Systems is proud to announce General Counsel Buddy Omohundro has been named Outstanding In-House Counsel by the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA).
The WMACCA Corporate Counsel Awards honor the top in-house lawyers and departments in the District of Columbia, Virginia and suburban metro Maryland. Nominations were submitted by the legal community-at-large in response to an open call for submissions. Finalists and winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of members of the local business and legal communities.
“This award highlights Buddy’s tireless efforts to help Apex grow into the strong company it is today,” Apex Systems President, Rand Blazer said. “His legal guidance and that of his department have been invaluable as we have expanded our footprint and market share.”
Omohundro joined Apex Systems in 2005 as the company’s first in-house counsel. He now leads a twelve-person legal department that oversees contract administration, compliance, corporate governance, security, risk management, government contractors, real estate and litigation. The award recognizes his efforts on behalf of Apex Systems, including being a key executive involved in the 2012 merger with On Assignment, Inc., his continued focus on ensuring the company is protected both legally and financially, and his development of an innovative internship program that provides opportunity for the next generation of legal advisors.
Apex Systems had more nominations in more categories than any other organization. In addition to Outstanding In-House Counsel, the Apex Legal department was a finalist for Outstanding Law Department and Paralegal Laura Stevens was a finalist for Outstanding Paraprofessional.
A complete list of the 9th Annual WMACCA Corporate Counsel Award winners can be found on the WMACCA Website.
About Apex Systems
Apex Systems and parent company On Assignment combine to be the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in the U.S. Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Glen Allen, Virginia, Apex utilizes specialized technology and industry practice groups to deliver the most talented and qualified technical professionals to clients within all major industries. Apex has a presence in over 60 markets with more than 6,500 contractors currently placed in companies throughout the country. To learn more, visit www.apexsystemsinc.com.
About On Assignment
On Assignment, Inc. (NYSE: ASGN), is a leading global provider of in-demand, skilled professionals in the growing technology, healthcare and life sciences sectors, where quality people are the key to success. The company goes beyond matching résumés with job descriptions to match people they know into positions they understand for temporary, contract-to-hire, and direct hire assignments. Clients recognize On Assignment for its quality candidates, quick response, and successful assignments. Professionals think of On Assignment as career-building partners with the depth and breadth of experience to help them reach their goals.
On Assignment was founded in 1985 and went public in 1992. The corporate headquarters is located in Calabasas, California, with a network of approximately 130 branch offices throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Ireland and Belgium. To learn more, visit www.onassignment.com.
With more than 2,200 members, the Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) serves the professional needs of in-house counsel in Washington, D.C., suburban Maryland, and Virginia. WMACCA is the regional chapter of the global Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). WMACCA members participate in more than 90 professional development programs each year and keep connected through a variety of networking events and communications vehicles. WMACCA has been active in regulatory issues that affect the in-house bar, and in providing education to encourage advancements in the standards of corporate legal practice.