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Nov 11, 2020

Pilot Freight Services' Chris Ashiotes to Receive PA Legal Award

GLEN MILLS, PA – November 4, 2020 – Pilot Freight Services (Pilot), a worldwide transportation and logistics services provider backed by ATL Partners and British Columbia Investment Corporation (BCI), is pleased to announce that Chris Ashiotes, the vice president, general counsel and secretary, will receive The Legal Intelligencer’s 2020 Professional Excellence Award for In-House Impact. The Legal Intelligencer, the oldest daily law journal, recognizes attorneys across the Pennsylvania legal community for their professional excellence and accomplishments each year. The award will be presented virtually at the 2020 Pennsylvania Legal Awards on November 11, 2020.

Leading Pilot’s legal department, Ashiotes played an integral role in the development of a contract management system, the establishment of a global trade compliance program, and the integration of several key franchise acquisitions and Pilot’s first third-party acquisition alongside the Human Resources and M&A teams. Also critical to Pilot's success last year, Ashiotes and the global compliance team successfully completed Pilot’s first mandatory DOC/Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) audit. The team was recognized for the thorough, detailed, and easy-to-understand manual they prepared as part of the process. Lastly, Ashiotes addressed critical changes in the law to employment practices, independent contractor misclassification, and data privacy.

“It is an honor to receive this award from The Legal Intelligencer. I am humbled to have been nominated by my colleagues at Pilot,” says Chris Ashiotes, vice president, general counsel, and secretary.

“Chris’ leadership is evident in his multiple accomplishments and his ability to effectively navigate through several challenging circumstances from changes in employment law to Pilot’s global compliance audit,” says Gordon Branov, chief executive officer.