Appointments Archive

Jun 16, 2020
Philip Morris hires former US Steel general counsel
Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired Suzanne Rich Folsom as senior vice president and general counsel, leading the company’s legal, ethics and compliance function. Folsom, who recently penned an article on dealing with crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, will take up her new role on July 1. She succeeds Marc Firestone, who is retirin...
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Jun 15, 2020
Cadence hires CLO and secretary
San Jose, California-based Cadence Design Systems has hired Alinka Flaminia as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. In her new role, Flaminia heads the electronic design company’s global legal operations, including corporate social responsibility issues, compliance and government affairs. She reports to CEO Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence’s CEO. Flaminia joins Nasdaq-listed Cadence from Mellanox Technologies, which was recently acquired...
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Jun 10, 2020
Denny’s appoints general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Denny’s has recruited Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel, reporting directly to CEO John Miller. Myers was previously executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for American Tire Distributors. In that position she led the company’s corporate governance and compliance functions and handled financial reporting, M&A, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, data privacy and government affairs issues....
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Jun 10, 2020
Outset Medical recruits new general counsel
San Jose, California-based Outset Medical has appointed John Brottem as the company’s new general counsel. Brottem previously worked at Omnicell, where he was most recently vice president and deputy general counsel. During his time with Omnicell, he was involved in matters relating to public company reporting, corporate governance, M&A and strategic transactions, sales and marketing support, compliance, regulation, intellectual property and litigation. ...
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Jun 03, 2020
Axogen hires successor general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Axogen has recruited Brad Ottinger as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective June 1. Ottinger succeeds Greg Freitag, who retired from his position as general counsel on Monday. Freitag will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors and take on the role of special counsel during a transition period expected to run until October of this year. Ottinger reports directly to Karen Zaderej, who is chair, CEO a...
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Jun 01, 2020
Sony/ATV promotes attorney to general counsel
New York-based Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Peter Brodsky to become general counsel in addition to his existing position of executive vice president for business affairs. He reports directly to Sony/ATV chair and CEO Jon Platt. Brodsky has led the company’s legal and business activities since 2007. According to Sony/ATV, he had a lead role in Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. He previously worked at BMG Music Publishing, where he was head of ...
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May 29, 2020
Ashland unveils general counsel succession
NYSE-listed Ashland Global Holdings has released details of the succession plan for its general counsel, Peter Ganz. Ganz, currently senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, chief legal and compliance officer, has decided to retire from Ashland at the end of 2020. Yvonne Winkler von Mohrenfels has been chosen to become general counsel and secretary, effective January 1, 2021. In the meantime she will be deputy general counsel, effective May 22, to ‘suppo...
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May 28, 2020
Dunkin’ Brands promotes senior in-house attorney
Canton, Massachusetts-based Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ and Baskin-Robbins, has promoted Ryan Schaffer to become vice president and managing counsel. In his new role, Schaffer heads up a team responsible for performing and supporting key functions such as corporate governance, SEC reporting and compliance, investor relations, franchise disclosure, privacy and data security, IT, supply chain and certain market operations. He reports directly to ...
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May 21, 2020
New York Life promotes deputy to general counsel
New York Life Insurance Company has promoted Natalie Lamarque to become senior vice president and general counsel.  Lamarque was previously deputy general counsel, charged with overseeing litigation and the legal responsibilities of the investment, asset management, technology and intellectual property areas at the company. She also chaired the New York Life privacy working group, an in-house think tank that acts as a resource for the company on privacy issues....
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