ATLANTA – May 14, 2013 – U.S. Security Associates (USA) is consistently lauded not only for its superior security training and service, but for the inventive professionals who strive to exceed expectations. L.J. Paul Lutz, vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary for USA, was recently awarded the Outstanding General Counsel for a Small Company Award for his outstanding leadership and service to a top security company. This particular award was part of the 2013 Corporate Counsel Awards, sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Noted as a perceptive problem-solver, Lutz has managed a fast-paced workload since he joined the USA team five years ago. Now, he serves as chief legal officer of the company. “I like how entrepreneurial it is here—there is still a sense of innovation and creativity and a willingness to change what isn’t working,” says Lutz of his fast-paced work environment. “We do a lot of critical thinking and try to improve our process such that we are never just happy with good enough.” Lutz’s ability to effectively tackle many challenges at once has sparked both revenue and employee count to double during his time at USA.
Lutz is adept at traversing new territory; in addition to handling high-profile transactions for the company, Lutz has also taken responsibility for a variety of legal practices, from customer contracts to intellectual property portfolio maintenance to litigation and more. His education as a corporate lawyer enables him to develop challenging situations into beneficial solutions for one of the nation’s largest security companies.
Chuck Schneider, President & CEO of U.S. Security Associates, says of Lutz, “Paul not only does an excellent job of managing the existing legal load, but effectively directs changes in the way the company operates to minimize potential future risk. Paul is an excellent lawyer, a strong team leader and a very valuable adviser to me.”
Lutz, however, credits the support and drive of the organization as a whole. “The final chapters haven’t been written yet. There are a lot of dynamic forces and interesting events that will still happen with this company. I like working in a place like that. There is optimism and a future—it is a great place to work.”
U.S. Security Associates (USA) is the market-leading, wholly-owned American, full-service safety and security solutions provider. With over 160 locally-responsive offices, international locations and over 50,000 dedicated professionals, they offer the most complete array of physical security, remote surveillance, and global consulting and investigations to ensure better outcomes for thousands of clients and a range of industries. Innovative applications of leading-edge, proprietary technology enable USA to rank annually among the world's best training companies, sustain the highest standards of quality, and underscore world-class customer service with unparalleled accountability. USA's rise as one of the largest innovative security solutions leaders is a natural byproduct of these differentiators and enables the company to provide the most Safe. Secure. Friendly.® environments for people, assets, and brands. For more information, visit www.ussecurityassociates.com.
Natalie Fischer, Marketing Manager