Skechers USA Inc. announced Thursday that the company has named Katherine J. Blair to its board of directors as an independent member. The appointment brings the total number of directors to 10, including six independent members.

“After careful consideration and review, we are expanding our board of directors with the addition of Katherine Blair,” said Robert Greenberg, Skechers CEO and chairman. “Katherine brings a welcome perspective on business, driven by her extensive experience in corporate law and governance. Complementing our current directors, her background expands the diverse viewpoints of our board, which will continue executing our strategic plans and driving Skechers’ success moving forward.”

Blair has practiced law for over 20 years and is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP in Los Angeles. She specializes in corporate and transactional matters where she works directly with executive officers, general counsel and directors on corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance, public and private securities offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions.