Robert H Sorensen has joined international specialty retailer The Spiegel Group as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 1, 2001. Sorensen will be responsible for the legal function of the company that was previously led by Michael R Moran in his role as chief legal officer of the company. Sorensen will report to James Cannataro, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"We are pleased to add Bob to our management team. With more than 25 years of experience in both private practice and corporate legal functions, he brings well-rounded legal and managerial expertise to The Spiegel Group,'' said Cannataro.

Sorensen joins The Spiegel Group from Midas Inc where he has served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since 1995. Prior to joining Midas, Sorensen was a partner at Kaufman, Chaiken and Sorensen, PC, in Atlanta, and served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of the Burger King Corporation in Miami. He also served as vice president and general counsel at Rollins Inc in Atlanta.