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WPS names new legal counsel

Leon Porter has joined the law department of WestPoint Stevens Inc. as associate legal counsel.

"In this new assignment, his primary focus will be on trademarks and patents, international sourcing and licensing — all areas in which he has a solid, proven background," said Clay Humphries, vp and general counsel, to whom Porter will report. He will be based at corporate headquarters in West Point, GA.

Porter was most recently a partner in the law firm of Kilpatrick Stockton LLP, Winston-Salem, NC.