Appointments Archive

Feb 21, 2019
PALIG general counsel to retire
Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) is promoting deputy general counsel Jose Corrada to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He will assume his new role on March 31 when Patrick Fraizer retires as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Corrada joined PALIG in 2008 as associate general counsel and last year was promoted to the position of deputy general counsel. Before joining the company, he served ...
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Feb 20, 2019
AmTrust Title picks general counsel from in-house team
AmTrust Title Insurance Company has promoted Felice Shapiro to become general counsel for AmTrust Title and First Nationwide Title. In her new role, Shapiro is responsible for all underwriting decisions for both companies and is, according to the company, one of the first female general counsel of a major title insurance underwriter. Shapiro served most recently as executive vice president and chief underwriter for AmTrust Title and was responsible for overse...
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Feb 13, 2019
KEPRO hires first general counsel and CCO
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based KEPRO has hired Melissa Leigh as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In this newly created role, Leigh leads the firm’s in-house legal, compliance and risk management functions. Before joining KEPRO, Leigh worked for Intermedix Corporation for more than five years in various leadership positions, leading diligence and acquisition activities and refocusing in-house legal work to improve efficiency and lower external legal sp...
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Feb 12, 2019
Aramark general counsel passes baton
Lauren Harrington has been elected senior vice president and general counsel with Aramark, effective March 4. Her promotion follows Steve Reynolds, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, informing the company on January 31, 2019 of his intention to retire, the company says in a recent SEC filing. Reynold...
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Feb 07, 2019
Outside counsel moves in-house at PDC
PDC Brands has brought its chief outside legal adviser in-house as general counsel. Matthew Wagner has spent several years as outside general counsel and non-executive secretary to PDC’s board of directors. He was most recently also a partner at law firm Diserio Martin where he chaired the intellectual property practice group. In his new role, Wagner is responsible for all legal matters at Stamford, Connecticut-based PDC and continues to serve as non-execut...
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Feb 06, 2019
ADI appoints general counsel
Norwood, Massachusetts-based Analog Devices (ADI) has recruited Larry Weiss as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective February 11. In his new position, Weiss will oversee ADI’s global legal function including M&A, intellectual property and compliance matters. Margaret Seif was the company’s previous general counsel. She has been promoted to chief legal officer (CLO) and Weiss will report to her. As CLO and chief people officer, Se...
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Jan 31, 2019
Guiding Time Warner before and into acquisition by AT&T
Paul Washington, the recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award, became senior vice president, deputy general counsel and secretary of Warner Media in June of 2018. The role capped a momentous couple of years of work as AT&T pursued its acquisition of Time Warner – and it marked the start of a new chapter in Washington’s remarkable career. From 2006 until June, he served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary of T...
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Jan 29, 2019
Pier 1 hires next CLO
Pier 1 Imports has recruited Robert Bostrom as executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary, effective last week. Bostrom succeeds Michael Carter, who retired from Pier 1 in September 2018, the company says in a statement. Bostrom previously worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, where he was senior vice pr...
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Jan 28, 2019
Tennant Company recruits general counsel
NYSE-listed Tennant Company has appointed Mary Talbott as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective today. Talbott most recently served as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for General Cable Corporation in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Previously, she was vice president of law at Macy’s and served for nine years at the Cincinnati, Ohio-based EW Scripps Company/Scripps Networks Interactive, mos...
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Jan 23, 2019
Celanese hires general counsel
Specialty materials company Celanese Corporation has recruited Lynne Puckett as senior vice president and general counsel, effective February 13, 2019. Puckett will join Celanese after spending more than eight years at Colfax Corporation where she was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Before joining Colfax, she was a partner with law firm Hogan Lovells where she advised public and private companies on matters such as M&A. Dallas-based ...
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