Appointments Monthly archive

Jan 31, 2019
Guiding Time Warner before and into acquisition by AT&T
Paul Washington, the recipient of this year’s lifetime achievement award, became senior vice president, deputy general counsel and secretary of Warner Media in June of 2018. The role capped a momentous couple of years of work as AT&T pursued its acquisition of Time Warner – and it marked the start of a new chapter in Washington’s remarkable career. From 2006 until June, he served as senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary of T...
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Jan 29, 2019
Pier 1 hires next CLO
Pier 1 Imports has recruited Robert Bostrom as executive vice president, chief legal and compliance officer and corporate secretary, effective last week. Bostrom succeeds Michael Carter, who retired from Pier 1 in September 2018, the company says in a statement. Bostrom previously worked at Abercrombie & Fitch, where he was senior vice pr...
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Jan 28, 2019
Tennant Company recruits general counsel
NYSE-listed Tennant Company has appointed Mary Talbott as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective today. Talbott most recently served as vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for General Cable Corporation in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Previously, she was vice president of law at Macy’s and served for nine years at the Cincinnati, Ohio-based EW Scripps Company/Scripps Networks Interactive, mos...
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Jan 23, 2019
Celanese hires general counsel
Specialty materials company Celanese Corporation has recruited Lynne Puckett as senior vice president and general counsel, effective February 13, 2019. Puckett will join Celanese after spending more than eight years at Colfax Corporation where she was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Before joining Colfax, she was a partner with law firm Hogan Lovells where she advised public and private companies on matters such as M&A. Dallas-based ...
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Jan 22, 2019
VF hires general counsel for jeans spin-off
Laurel Krueger has been named vice president and general counsel of Kontoor Brands, the independent, publicly traded company that will result from the separation of VF Corporation’s jeans-wear organization. NYSE-listed VF includes a portfolio of clothing and accessories brands such as Vans, The North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee. The separation of VF’s jeans-wear organization is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019, subject to final approval ...
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Jan 16, 2019
Alliant appoints longtime counsel as top lawyer
Alliant Insurance Services, which bills itself as one of the largest independent US insurance brokerage firms, has named in-house counsel Jennifer Baumann as its new general counsel and corporate secretary. Baumann is taking on the role from longtime general counsel Ken Zak, who is retiring from his post following 11 years leading Alliant’s legal team, according to a statement from the company. Baumann has had a decade-long tenure as the firm’s assistant general...
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Jan 15, 2019
Adtalem expands role for general counsel
NYSE-listed Adtalem Global Education has appointed Stephen Beard, senior vice president and the company’s general counsel, to the expanded position of COO and general counsel, effective last week. Beard joined Adtalem in February 2018, overseeing the education provider’s global legal, governance, risk and security matters. In his expanded role, he now also leads the company’s strategy and innovation, corporate development and investor relations activities. In ...
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Jan 09, 2019
La-Z-Boy appoints new general counsel
Furniture company La-Z-Boy has recruited Stephen Krull as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Krull succeeds Rand Tucker, who is retiring after 19 years with the Monroe, Michigan-based company. In his new role, Krull reports to chair, president and CEO Kurt Darrow. He is responsible for managing all legal matters for the company, including corporate securities, compliance, litigation, intellectual property and patents, environmental issues, M&am...
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Jan 08, 2019
Amneal hires CLO
Bridgewater, New Jersey-based Amneal Pharmaceuticals has hired David Buchen to fill the newly expanded role of senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. He reports to president and CEO Robert Stewart and is responsible for leading Amneal’s global legal, intellectual property and corporate compliance functions, as well as using the company’s corporate legal strategies to drive the company’s growth. Sheldon Hirt, Amneal’s senio...
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Jan 03, 2019
BGE recruits internally for new general counsel
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) has promoted John Corse to the post of vice president and general counsel. Corse is succeeding Dan Gahagan, who announced his retirement in September. Corse most recently served as associate general counsel for BGE’s parent company Exelon, where he oversaw litigation activities for many of Exelon’s operating companies, including BGE, Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. BGE is Maryland’s largest natu...
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