Leah K. Dawson

Leah K. Dawson

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Leah K. Dawson serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Yellow Corporation, a $4.9 billion transportation company and its portfolio of industry-leading less-than-truckload (LTL) companies including Holland, New Penn, Reddaway, YRC Freight and Yellow Logistics. Also, Dawson is Corporate Secretary to the Yellow Corporation Board of Directors.  

Prior to being named General Counsel, Dawson served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Yellow Corporation since 2012. During her tenure, she has advised on and overseen vital aspects of Yellow Corporation’s legal strategy in areas such as corporate, securities, finance, governance, executive compensation, employee benefits, tax and real estate and has been an integral part of many pivotal company transactions. In 2020, Dawson was instrumental in helping Yellow Corporation secure its $700 million CARES Act loan. 

An experienced attorney, Dawson previously worked at the Kansas City offices of two top international law firms, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Dentons LLP, where she provided counsel focusing on corporate, securities and finance law.

Dawson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Spanish Concentration from The University of Kansas. She graduated from The University of Kansas School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree and Tax Certificate.