Appointments Archive

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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Mar 11, 2019
IDEXX hires new general counsel
S&P 500 member IDEXX Laboratories has appointed Sharon Underberg as corporate vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective March 1. In her new role, Underberg leads the pet healthcare company’s global legal and compliance teams and the office of the corporate secretary. She succeeds Jacqueline Studer, who has been IDEXX’s corporate vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2014, according to the company. Under...
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Mar 06, 2019
Constellation Brands appoints wine and spirits general counsel
Alcoholic beverage company Constellation Brands has promoted Tiffanie De Liberty to the position of senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer (CCO). She reports directly to Jim Bourdeau, executive vice president and general counsel. As general counsel for the wine and spirits division, De Liberty will contribute to its business strategy and direction. The wine and spirits leadership team comprises senior officials from marketing, sales, ope...
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Mar 06, 2019
Comcast hires Thomas Reid as general counsel
Davis Polk & Wardwell managing partner Thomas Reid will join broadcasting and cable television company Comcast Corporation next month as senior executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He will report to CEO and chair Brian Roberts and be based at Comcast’s headquarters in Philadelphia. Reid succeeds Arthur Block, who is retiring after working in Comcast’s legal group for 30 years, 20 of them as general counsel. Reid ha...
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Feb 28, 2019
Kinder Morgan hires new general counsel
Kinder Morgan’s board of directors has appointed Catherine James as vice president and general counsel. James served as general counsel of Dynegy from 2011 until Vistara acquired it last year. She previously served as general counsel for NRG Gulf Coast and Reliant Energy. Earlier in her career, she held senior legal roles at Calpine Corporation, the Coastal Corporation and Chevron. ‘We are pleased to welcome Catherine to Kinder Morgan,’ company presiden...
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Feb 26, 2019
Chicago deputy mayor joining United Airlines as general counsel
United Airlines has hired Chicago deputy mayor Robert Rivkin as senior vice president and general counsel. His last day as Chicago’s deputy mayor will be February 28, and he will start his new role at United the week of March 18. In his new role, Rivkin will be responsible for all of the company’s legal matters, as well as ethics, compliance, government contracting and security. He will be taking over general counsel duties from executive vice president and chie...
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Feb 21, 2019
PALIG general counsel to retire
Pan-American Life Insurance Group (PALIG) is promoting deputy general counsel Jose Corrada to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He will assume his new role on March 31 when Patrick Fraizer retires as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Corrada joined PALIG in 2008 as associate general counsel and last year was promoted to the position of deputy general counsel. Before joining the company, he served ...
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Feb 20, 2019
AmTrust Title picks general counsel from in-house team
AmTrust Title Insurance Company has promoted Felice Shapiro to become general counsel for AmTrust Title and First Nationwide Title. In her new role, Shapiro is responsible for all underwriting decisions for both companies and is, according to the company, one of the first female general counsel of a major title insurance underwriter. Shapiro served most recently as executive vice president and chief underwriter for AmTrust Title and was responsible for overse...
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