Appointments Monthly archive

Dec 27, 2018
Comfort Systems USA general counsel moves to ops role
Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning company Comfort Systems USA has appointed Laura Howell as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective January 1, 2019. The move will take place at the same time as the transition of Trent McKenna from his current role as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary to a regional operations role. Howell has served as the company’s associate general counsel since January 1, 201...
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Dec 27, 2018
PDC picks next general counsel
Nasdaq-listed PDC Energy is promoting Nicole Martinet, the company’s associate general counsel, to the position of general counsel and corporate secretary, effective January 1, 2019. Martinet will succeed PDC’s existing general counsel Dan Amidon, who is retiring at the end of the month. In her new role, she will be responsible for corporate and tactical legal initiatives, governance for the board of directors and other related duties. Martinet has been a...
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Dec 18, 2018
Lincoln Financial Group recruits new top lawyer
Lincoln Financial Group has hired Leon Roday to serve as executive vice president and general counsel, effective December 14. Roday replaces Kirkland Hicks, who resigned the general counsel position after deciding to take a mid-career break to travel abroad, according to a spokesperson. In his new role, Roday reports directly to president and CEO Dennis Glass and sits on the company’s senior management committee. He oversees all activities for the legal, co...
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Dec 18, 2018
Carestream promotes attorney to general counsel
Rochester, New York-based Carestream Health has promoted Julie Lewis to become general counsel and corporate secretary, leading the company’s worldwide legal organization. She replaces Joseph Ruh, who has retired, and reports to chief administrative officer Barry Canipe. Lewis was previously deputy general counsel and chief privacy officer for Carestream, serving as the company’s lead attorney for its medical film and dental businesses, along with overseeing the...
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Dec 12, 2018
Sealed Air recruits next general counsel
NYSE-listed Sealed Air Corporation has picked Angel Willis to become vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective January 7, 2019. Willis most recently served as vice president and deputy general counsel at Ingersoll Rand where she led strategic legal transactions and legal affairs for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa. Before Ingersoll Rand, she was corporate counsel at Cummins and associate at Ice Miller. Norman Finch was vice president,...
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Dec 11, 2018
Sonos hires new top attorney
Wireless home audio company Sonos has hired Eddie Lazarus as its new chief legal officer (CLO), effective January 2, 2019. At Sonos, Lazarus will report directly to CEO Patrick Spence and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. In his new role, he will be responsible for all legal, corporate governance, SEC reporting, government affairs, M&A, regulatory and compliance activities across Sonos’ global operations. Lazaru...
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Dec 05, 2018
Cidara Therapeutics hires new general counsel
San Diego, California-based Cidara Therapeutics has appointed Jessica Oien as general counsel and secretary. Oien was previously vice president for compliance at Otonomy, where she developed and oversaw the commercial compliance program and was the legal lead for the commercial business. She has served in similar roles at Pernix Therapeutics, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and Verus Pharmaceuticals. Oien has provided legal consulting services for early-stage biotech compan...
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Dec 05, 2018
EyePoint picks first top attorney
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals has appointed Ron Honig to the new role of senior vice president, general counsel and company secretary. As of late last month, he oversees the company’s legal activities, including the legal aspects of licensing, compliance, strategic transactions and business development. Watertown, Massachusetts-based EyePoint Pharmaceuticals is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing ophthalmic products to help p...
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