Appointments Archive

Jan 21, 2020
Ventas appoints next general counsel
Carey Roberts is joining Chicago-based Ventas as executive vice president, general counsel and ethics & compliance officer during the first quarter of 2020. Roberts will move to Ventas from Assurant, where she has been executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Before that, she was deputy general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at Marsh & McLennan Companies. Earlier in her career, Roberts was a par...
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Jan 15, 2020
New general counsel to join Arena Pharmaceuticals
Joan Schmidt will join Arena Pharmaceuticals as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary in March. Her arrival will take place as Steven Spector retires from the post after spending almost 20 years with the company. Spector will remain with Arena in his current role until early March and then serve as a consultant supporting continuing projects for the company to help with the transition. In her new role, Schmidt will report to president and CE...
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Jan 14, 2020
Flowers Foods appoints top attorney successor
Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods has promoted Stephanie Tillman to the position of chief legal counsel, effective January 1. In her new role, Tillman is responsible for the company’s legal, corporate governance, compliance and governmental affairs. She reports to president and CEO Ryals McMullian. Her promotion follows the retirement of Stephen Avera. The transition was in accordance with the company’s management succession plan. Tillman joined NY...
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Jan 13, 2020
XPO hires legal chief
NYSE-listed XPO Logistics has hired Kurt Rogers to become the company’s chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective February 3. Rogers will join Greenwich, Connecticut-based XPO from medical waste management company Stericycle, where he had served as executive vice president and general counsel since 2017. Before his time at Stericycle, he was CLO of cloud communications firm Vonage for seven years. Earlier in his career, he was a partner at Bingh...
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Jan 07, 2020
MPA appoints top attorney
Karyn Temple will join the Motion Picture Association (MPA) on January 13 as senior executive vice president and global general counsel, reporting to chair and CEO Charles Rivkin. Temple, whom the association describes as ‘one of the world’s leading authorities on copyright’, previously spent more than eight years at the US Copyright Office (USCO), most recently as the register of copyrights. In that role she administered US copyright law and advised members o...
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Jan 07, 2020
Halliburton hires new general counsel
Houston, Texas-based Halliburton Company has hired Van Beckwith to take up the position of senior vice president and general counsel, effective January 1, 2020. Beckwith was previously chair of the litigation department at Baker Botts and a member of the law firm’s executive committee. Halliburton has been a long-time client of Baker Botts, where Beckwith had worked for almost 30 years, running a national trial practice for many of Baker Botts’ key clients while...
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Dec 10, 2019
Principal hires next general counsel
Des Moines, Iowa-based Principal Financial Group has recruited Christopher Littlefield as its new general counsel, effective January 13. In his new role as executive vice president and general counsel, Littlefield will report to Principal chair, president and CEO Dan Houston. Littlefield is succeeding the company’s current executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary Karen Shaff, who has announced her intention to retire on July 1, 2020...
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Dec 09, 2019
New York Life picks new CCO
New York Life is promoting senior vice president Sara Badler to become chief compliance officer (CCO) of the company, effective January 1. At present, Badler is in charge of all compliance functions for New York Life Investments, having previously served as chief investment counsel for New York Life. She will succeed Barbara McInerney as CCO. She will retire at the end of the year after more than two decades with the company. In her new role, Badler will be r...
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Dec 05, 2019
OneMain hires successor to general counsel
NYSE-listed OneMain Financial has recruited its next top in-house attorney. Adam Rosman will join the company as executive vice president and general counsel on January 2, succeeding John Anderson, who is retiring. Anderson will step down as general counsel at the start of 2020 and take up a senior advisory role with the company until mid-year. Rosman is moving to OneMain from Fiserv, where he served as executive vice president and general counsel for First Data for...
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Dec 03, 2019
Mitsubishi’s North America unit hires new general counsel
Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) has appointed Katherine Knight to the role of vice president and general counsel, effective November 25. In her new position, Knight oversees all legal services and provides counsel on a broad range of legal, risk, business and operational matters for the company, including product liability, class-action litigation, regulatory affairs, labor and employment and dealer-franchise agreements. Knight will be based at MMNA’...
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