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Daimler Trucks GC discusses his new role as head of the legal department

Brian Burton stepped into the position in June.

Brian Burton, the new general counsel of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, keeps a comic from The New Yorker on his desk. The comic shows two hunters watching a third, who has been picked up and decapitated by a dragon. One of the remaining hunters looks over at his companion and says, “This tarnishes his legacy as a great hunter.”

“I keep that on my desk because at any time, you can make a big mistake, and there goes your legacy as a great lawyer,” Burton says.

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