Joseph Folz is the new general counsel for Atlanta-based Porsche Cars North America Inc. 

Mr. Folz was previously with the automotive practice group of Chicago law firm Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLC.

He had a 29-year career with Volkswagen Group of America, leading the legal department and overseeing government relations, product liaison, vehicle regulations, aviation, and corporate-diversity initiatives.

Porsche Cars North America is the exclusive importer of Porsche vehicles into the United States, employing 213 people who provide vehicles, parts, service, marketing and training for dealers. For more information, click here.