Appointments Archive

May 11, 2020
Bed Bath & Beyond appoints general counsel
Bed Bath & Beyond has hired Arlene Hong as executive vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective May 18. She will report directly to president and CEO Mark Tritton. Hong is joining Bed Bath & Beyond from FULLBEAUTY Brands, where she has been CLO, senior vice president and corporate secretary since 2019. She previously headed up Amazon’s legal team responsible for the North America Softlines business and was general counsel ...
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May 07, 2020
Personalis recruits first general counsel
Menlo Park, California-based Personalis has recruited Stephen Moore as general counsel, a newly created position at the company. Moore reports to president and CEO John West. Moore previously spent 10 years at Pacific Biosciences, where he was also general counsel. Before that, he was general counsel at Navigenics, a consumer genomics company that was later acquired by Life Technologies, now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Prior to that, he spent more than eight y...
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May 06, 2020
Albertsons finds successor to general counsel
Food and drug retailer Albertsons Companies has hired Juliette Pryor as executive vice president and general counsel, effective June 15. Pryor is moving to Albertsons from Cox Enterprises, where she has worked as general counsel and corporate secretary for almost four years. She previously worked at US Foods for 11 years, including serving as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Before that she was with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, having p...
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May 05, 2020
Comcast hires CCO and senior attorney
Candy Lawson has joined Comcast Corporation – the main businesses of which are Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky – as senior vice president, chief compliance officer (CCO) and senior deputy general counsel. In her new role, Lawson is responsible for overseeing, developing and implementing the media company’s internal policies and procedures and its compliance with laws, regulations and contracts both domestically and internationally. She reports to Tom Reid,...
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Apr 30, 2020
Skydance Media hires first general counsel
Skydance Media, the company behind movies including the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, has boosted its in-house legal team with the recruitment of Stephanie Kyoko McKinnon to the newly created position of general counsel and the promotion of Jun Oh to president of global business and legal affairs. McKinnon and Oh both report to Skydance Media president and COO Jesse Sisgold. McKinnon is tasked with providing legal and strategic guidance on major corporate tra...
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Apr 27, 2020
Harvest Partners hires top lawyer and CCO
New York-based private equity investment firm Harvest Partners has hired Jamie Toothman as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In her new role, Toothman oversees the firm’s legal and compliance work and provides legal support for funds managed by Harvest. Toothman was previously a senior vice president at Oaktree Capital Management, where she managed fund formation and operations, regulatory compliance and other legal issues related to strategies such as...
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Apr 21, 2020
Zogenix recruits general counsel
Shawnte Mitchell has joined Nasdaq-listed Zogenix as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. In her new role, Mitchell is a member of the Zogenix executive team, heads up its legal team and manages certain corporate affairs. Zogenix is a pharmaceutical company seeking to develop and commercialize therapies for patients with rare diseases such as forms of childhood-onset epilepsy. Mitchell previously worked at Aptevo Therapeutics, where she wa...
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Apr 16, 2020
Duolingo appoints first general counsel
Language-learning platform Duolingo has hired Stephen Chen as the company’s first general counsel. Chen most recently was associate general counsel and vice president at Proofpoint. He has also held in-house legal positions at public companies including Yahoo and VMWare. During his career, he has led more than 50 strategic transactions, including acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, according to a Duolingo announcement. He has also provided legal support ...
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Apr 14, 2020
Delek US hires new general counsel
Brentwood, Tennessee-based Delek US Holdings and Delek Logistics Partners have appointed Abby Yates to the role of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective April 9. Yates previously spent six years as general counsel, chief compliance counsel and senior vice president for HR at EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Siemens and Wood Group. Before that, she spent 10 years working at Wood Group, initially as senior litigation counsel ...
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Apr 08, 2020
ORIC hires general counsel
ORIC Pharmaceuticals has recruited Christian Kuhlen as general counsel at the privately held, clinical-stage oncology company. He serves on the executive leadership team and leads ORIC’s legal, compliance, intellectual property and corporate governance functions. The south San Francisco, California-based company is focused on developing treatments that address mechanisms of therapeutic resistance. Kuhlen, who is also a doctor, most recently worked as genera...
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