Appointments Archive

Jun 12, 2019
Accenture looks in-house for next general counsel
Accenture is promoting Joel Unruch to the post of general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer (CCO) at the professional services firm. Unruch will succeed Chad Jerdee, who according to Accenture is taking on a newly created role to head up the firm’s global strategy and programs focused on responsible business, corporate sustainability and citizenship. The changes will take effect on September 1, 2019. Jerdee has been Accenture’s general counsel and ...
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Jun 11, 2019
Shockwave Medical hires first general counsel
Hajime Tada has joined Nasdaq-listed Shockwave Medical as general counsel. Tada is the company’s first general counsel and reports to Doug Godshall, Shockwave Medical president and CEO, according to a spokesperson. Santa Clara, California-based Shockwave Medical launched its IPO in March this year. It is focused on developing products designed to change how calcified cardiovascular disease is treated. Tada was most recently general counsel and corporate sec...
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Jun 04, 2019
Gentherm appoints IP attorney as general counsel
Northville, Michigan-based Gentherm is promoting Wayne Kauffman to the position of vice president and general counsel, effective July 1, 2019. The appointment follows the announcement by Kenneth Phillips that he will resign from his position as senior vice president and general counsel at the end of the month. According to Gentherm, Phillips has decided to leave the company for personal reasons. An SEC filing states that he will remain employed as a non-executive of...
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Jun 04, 2019
ClearDATA hires first general counsel
Healthcare information technology company ClearDATA has appointed Thomas McKeever as general counsel and chief legal officer and has named Suhas Kelkar as chief product officer. Both are new positions, which have been created as ClearDATA expands its global compliance capabilities and increases its focus on innovation, according to the company. Before joining ClearDATA, McKeever worked in Silicon Valley for almost a decade as general counsel and senior vice p...
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May 31, 2019
Rising pay reflects demand for in-house counsel, study finds
Fewer in-house counsel are in the market for new jobs, amid rising compensation and a recognition among companies that they need to hang on to their lawyers, new research suggests. Thirty-eight percent of respondents to a survey by recruiter BarkerGilmore say they would consider a new position within the next year as a result of compensation issues – down from 41 percent in the previous year. More than ever, companies are trying to retain their general coun...
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May 29, 2019
Beyond Meat hires general counsel post-IPO
Beyond Meat’s board of directors has appointed Teri Witteman as general counsel and secretary, effective May 20. Witteman is a member of the company’s executive team, responsible for global legal affairs and compliance functions. She reports to president and CEO Ethan Brown. Beyond Meat creates plant-based meats. The company held its IPO earlier this month, listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The general counsel position is a new one at the...
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May 28, 2019
Flowers Foods names next top attorney
Stephanie Tillman will become chief legal counsel for Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods in January 1, 2020. She will succeed Stephen Avera, who is scheduled to retire at the end of the year following 33 years with the bakery company. Tillman is at present vice president, chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel for NYSE-listed Flowers Foods. Tillman joined the company as a corporate attorney in 1995 and was later promoted to vice president a...
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May 21, 2019
Align names successor to legal chief
Nasdaq-listed Align Technology has promoted Julie Coletti to take charge of legal matters at the company. The move follows the retirement of Roger George, senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer, who will leave the company at the end of August 2019. He has been responsible for all aspects of Align’s legal affairs such as transactional, securities, governance, intellectual property, real estate and employment matters. Coletti was previously...
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May 21, 2019
Panasonic hires CCO for North America
Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America has appointed Louis Sapirman as chief compliance officer (CCO). Sapirman joins Panasonic from data and analytics company Dun & Bradstreet, where he was vice president, associate general counsel, CCO and assistant corporate secretary. In that role, he developed a compliance and ethics program designed to use new technologies and engage the workforce, according to Panasonic. He previously worked in pr...
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May 15, 2019
Axalta picks new general counsel
Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Brian Berube as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 15, 2019. Berube is joining Axalta from Cabot Corporation, where he has worked since 1994. At present he is senior vice president and general counsel, with responsibility for all legal affairs including M&A, compliance, contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, securities, litigation, environmental a...
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