Appointments Archive

Apr 09, 2019
Ingersoll Rand promotes attorney to general counsel
Ingersoll Rand has promoted Evan Turtz to become senior vice president and general counsel, effective immediately. In that role, he is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of the company’s legal and compliance efforts globally. Turtz succeeds Maria Green, who will retire in June. Green has served as senior vice president and general counsel since joining Ingersoll Rand four years ago. Before that, she was senior vice president, general counsel and co...
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Apr 09, 2019
Microsoft corporate secretary joins Orrick
Carolyn Frantz, Microsoft’s deputy general counsel and corporate secretary, has left the tech company to join law firm Orrick. Frantz moved to Microsoft in 2016 as associate general counsel for litigation. In that role she was charged with handling global tax litigation, patent licensing litigation and international consumer litigation. According to Orrick, she most recently led Microsoft’s corporate legal group, which gave her oversight of legal work involving ...
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Apr 03, 2019
CenterPoint Energy looks in-house for next general counsel
NYSE-listed CenterPoint Energy has promoted Jason Ryan to the position of senior vice president and general counsel, effective yesterday. He was previously senior vice president of regulatory services and government affairs at the Houston, Texas-based company. Ryan’s predecessor Dana O’Brien left CenterPoint Energy – also yesterday – to join the Brink’s Company as senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 15. O’Brien had joined CenterPoi...
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Apr 01, 2019
Johnson & Johnson attorney to join Stryker as CLO
Rob Fletcher will join medical technology company Stryker on April 22 as vice president and chief legal officer (CLO). Fletcher has spent almost 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, during which time he has held legal leadership roles including general counsel for both the medical devices and pharmaceutical sectors. Most recently, he has served as worldwide vice president for litigation. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, Fletcher served as corporate counsel...
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Mar 26, 2019
Newly stand-alone Fox Corp hires litigation chief
Fox Corporation has hired Jeff Taylor as executive vice president and chief litigation counsel, reporting to chief legal and policy officer Viet Dinh. In his new role, Taylor oversees litigation, labor and employment matters, content protection and compliance for all of Fox’s operations, including the Fox Network, Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, Fox Deportes, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Television Stations and its multi-platform assets. Fox was spun o...
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Mar 25, 2019
Fannie Mae appoints new general counsel
Fannie Mae has appointed Stergios ‘Terry’ Theologides as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for the housing finance provider, effective March 28. Theologides most recently served as CoreLogic’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. In that position, he was a member of the management committee, helped guide the company’s strategic and innovation initiatives and advised the company on issues such as compliance, in...
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Mar 20, 2019
Renovia expands general counsel role
Boston, Massachusetts-based medical company Renovia has promoted Jim O’Connor to general counsel and senior vice president for strategic development, effective immediately. O’Connor joined Renovia as general counsel in February 2018 and has been leading the company’s legal, compliance, quality and regulatory functions. The promotion expands his role to also include corporate business development, manufacturing, program management and overseeing Renovia’s fin...
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Mar 19, 2019
Robitaille coming aboard as next Bombardier general counsel
Steeve Robitaille is joining Canadian aircraft and train manufacturer Bombardier as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective May 1. Robitaille has been serving as chief legal officer and executive vice president for M&A at WSP since 2017, and is acting corporate secretary. Before joining WSP, he was a senior partner with law firm Stikeman Elliott, where he practiced corporate law. Robitaille will succeed Daniel Desjardins,...
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Mar 18, 2019
Ticketmaster hires former HotelTonight general counsel
Ticketmaster has hired Karen Klein as executive vice president and general counsel, reporting to company president Jared Smith. In her new role, Klein heads up Ticketmaster’s legal, government affairs, public policy and human resources teams. She was most recently chief administrative officer and general counsel at online hotel booking firm HotelTonight. Before that, she was general counsel at Kayak and led the global legal team at Orbitz. Earlier in her ca...
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Mar 13, 2019
Publix promotes next general counsel from within
Privately owned supermarket chain Publix is promoting Merriann Metz to the position of vice president, general counsel and secretary. Metz joined Publix in 2006 as an attorney in the company’s corporate legal department and was promoted to senior attorney in 2010. She was promoted to assistant general counsel in 2011 and to her current position of assistant general counsel and assistant secretary in 2016. Before working at Publix, she was an attorney with t...
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