Appointments Archive

Dec 05, 2018
EyePoint picks first top attorney
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals has appointed Ron Honig to the new role of senior vice president, general counsel and company secretary. As of late last month, he oversees the company’s legal activities, including the legal aspects of licensing, compliance, strategic transactions and business development. Watertown, Massachusetts-based EyePoint Pharmaceuticals is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing ophthalmic products to help p...
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Dec 05, 2018
Cidara Therapeutics hires new general counsel
San Diego, California-based Cidara Therapeutics has appointed Jessica Oien as general counsel and secretary. Oien was previously vice president for compliance at Otonomy, where she developed and oversaw the commercial compliance program and was the legal lead for the commercial business. She has served in similar roles at Pernix Therapeutics, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and Verus Pharmaceuticals. Oien has provided legal consulting services for early-stage biotech compan...
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Nov 27, 2018
Petco hires new legal head
Petco has recruited Genevieve Kelly as the company’s new chief legal officer and corporate secretary. In her new role, she oversees all legal, corporate governance and regulatory affairs for Petco. Kelly previously served as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Dole Food Company, where she spent 14 years. Earlier in her career, she worked as a corporate attorney for law firms Sidley Austin and McDermott Will & Emery, and as legal counsel...
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Nov 27, 2018
Axalta general counsel to exit
Michael Finn, Axalta Coating Systems’ general counsel and corporate/government affairs and corporate secretary, is stepping down to pursue another professional opportunity, according to the company. Finn has served as Axalta’s general counsel since joining the company in 2013. He will leave the company before the end of the year but will continue to consult for Axalta to help with a smooth transition of his responsibilities, the company says in a statement. A sp...
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Nov 20, 2018
JetBlue picks new pilot for legal
JetBlue has promoted Brandon Nelson to become the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, Nelson leads the airline’s legal, ethics and compliance, cyber-security and ESG efforts, and reports to JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes. Nelson joined JetBlue in 2005 and served as director, corporate counsel and assistant secretary before being promoted in 2009 to vice president and associate general counsel. He had been serving as general counsel on an...
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Nov 20, 2018
Syneos Health hires general counsel
Raleigh, North-Carolina-based Syneos Health has hired Jonathan Olefson as general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, Olefson leads Syneos Health’s global legal, compliance and quality functions, reporting directly to CEO Alistair Macdonald. Before joining Syneos Health, Olefson served as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Cotiviti Holdings, where he led the company’s successful transition to a publicly traded company. Before j...
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Nov 20, 2018
Bringing corporate secretaries and IR together on ESG
Corporate Secretary and IR Magazine are inviting their audiences to come together to discuss ESG integration early next month in New York City. With ESG being one of the most talked-about trends in the corporate world today – driven partly by the movement of assets into passive index funds and a growing consensus that these topics have an impact on ...
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Nov 15, 2018
Warner Music Group promotes senior attorneys
Warner Music Group (WMG) has promoted long-time executives Trent Tappe and Maryrose Maness to the position of deputy general counsel, reporting to executive vice president and general counsel Paul Robinson. Tappe was named senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO). He was most recently senior vice president, chief corporate governance and securities counsel and CCO. He and his team support areas such as the company’s c...
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Nov 14, 2018
Valero picks in-house successor for retiring general counsel
San Antonio-based Valero Energy Corporation has picked Jason Fraser to become the company’s next general counsel, effective January 1, 2019. The move follows the decision by Jay Browning, executive vice president and general counsel, to retire at that time. Fraser is at present senior vice president and counsel for public policy, strategy and external communications with the Fortune 50 petrochemical company. Fraser joined Valero in 1999 and was elected seni...
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Nov 09, 2018
GM and Atlas Air take top honors at Corporate Governance Awards
The leading lights of US governance, risk and compliance gathered last night at the 11th Corporate Governance Awards, with General Motors and Atlas Air Worldwide picking up two of the most prestigious titles. In all, 14 companies were presented with awards across 15 categories at the black-tie gala, which took place at Cipriani 25 in New York City. GM won the governance team of the year (large cap) prize, while Atlas Air took home the governance team trophy i...
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