Appointments Archive

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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Apr 07, 2020
The Hanover finds successor to long-time general counsel
Dennis Kerrigan has joined The Hanover Insurance Group as executive vice president and general counsel, effective April 1. In his new role he is responsible for legal, regulatory and government affairs at the NYSE-listed company, in addition to compliance, state filings, securities and corporate governance issues. Kerrigan previously spent more than a decade as general counsel for Zurich North America, where he led the company’s legal, compliance, government and i...
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Apr 01, 2020
Tricida hires general counsel and CCO
Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company Tricida has hired Robert McKague as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. McKague joined Tricida last month to lead the San Francisco-based company’s legal and compliance organization as it prepares for the potential launch this year of its drug candidate, veverimer, which is intended to help patients with chronic kidney disease. Before moving to Tricida, McKague worked for more than a d...
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Mar 26, 2020
Avis Budget general counsel to exit company
Michael Tucker, executive vice president and long-time general counsel for Avis Budget Group, is leaving the company at the end of this week. ‘The company thanks Mr Tucker for his contributions during his tenure, which began in April 2010, and wishes him well in his future endeavors,’ says Parsippany, New Jersey-based Avis Budget Group in a recent regulatory filing...
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Mar 19, 2020
Wells Fargo finds next top attorney
Wells Fargo & Company has hired Ellen Patterson to join the San Francisco-based bank as its senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective March 23. She will report to CEO Charlie Scharf and sit on the lender’s operating committee. Patterson is joining Wells Fargo having spent more than seven years at TD Bank Group, where she was most recently group head and general counsel responsible for leading the bank’s global legal, compliance, anti-mon...
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Mar 18, 2020
Regions Financial secures general counsel succession
NYSE-listed Regions Financial Corporation has hired Tara Plimpton as senior executive vice president and general counsel, succeeding Boots Gale. Gale is taking on a senior advisory role until his retirement later this year, according to the company. Before joining Regions in 2011, he was a founding partner of Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham, Alabama. Plimpton now reports directly to Regions president and CEO John Turner. Among other things, she leads ...
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Mar 11, 2020
Regency Centers finds successor general counsel
Jacksonville, Florida-based real estate investment trust Regency Centers Corporation has recruited Michael Herman as its next general counsel. He will join the company on April 6 as senior vice president and general counsel, then succeed Barbara Johnston on May 1 when she retires. Herman is moving to Regency from Rayonier Advanced Materials, where he has been general counsel since 2003, adding the role of corporate secretary in 2014. From 1997 to 2003, he was...
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Mar 10, 2020
Anika Therapeutics hires first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Anika Therapeutics has hired David Colleran to fill the newly created position of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at the company. Before joining Bedford, Massachusetts-based Anika, Colleran worked as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief compliance officer at medical device and drug delivery firm Insulet Corporation. Before that, he was vice president and general counsel at Covidi...
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