Appointments Archive

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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May 20, 2020
Surmodics recruits general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Surmodics has hired Gordon Weber as senior vice president of legal, general counsel and secretary, effective May 13. In his new role, Weber is responsible for executive oversight and overall management of the company’s legal team and for providing counsel and guidance on legal matters. He is a member of the senior leadership team reporting directly to president and CEO Gary Maharaj. Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based Surmodics is a provider of medi...
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May 19, 2020
Guardian promotes DiManni to deputy general counsel
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America has promoted Margherita DiManni to the position of senior vice president and deputy general counsel. In her new role, DiManni reports to Kermitt Brooks, Guardian’s executive vice president and general counsel. She helps guide the company’s enterprise-wide legal, compliance, corporate governance and government affairs functions with an emphasis on M&A, corporate finance, capital markets, corporate real estate and...
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May 13, 2020
Spotify hires new general counsel
Spotify has recruited Eve Konstan as its next general counsel, effective May 18. She will report to Horacio Gutierrez, head of global affairs and chief legal officer at the music streaming company. Gutierrez welcomes Konstan in a LinkedIn post, saying: ‘Her extensive experience in the media industry and her proven leadership skills will be great assets to the company!’ After working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Konstan will be based in Spotif...
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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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