Appointments Monthly archive

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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Feb 13, 2019
KEPRO hires first general counsel and CCO
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based KEPRO has hired Melissa Leigh as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In this newly created role, Leigh leads the firm’s in-house legal, compliance and risk management functions. Before joining KEPRO, Leigh worked for Intermedix Corporation for more than five years in various leadership positions, leading diligence and acquisition activities and refocusing in-house legal work to improve efficiency and lower external legal sp...
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Feb 12, 2019
Aramark general counsel passes baton
Lauren Harrington has been elected senior vice president and general counsel with Aramark, effective March 4. Her promotion follows Steve Reynolds, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, informing the company on January 31, 2019 of his intention to retire, the company says in a recent SEC filing. Reynold...
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Feb 07, 2019
Outside counsel moves in-house at PDC
PDC Brands has brought its chief outside legal adviser in-house as general counsel. Matthew Wagner has spent several years as outside general counsel and non-executive secretary to PDC’s board of directors. He was most recently also a partner at law firm Diserio Martin where he chaired the intellectual property practice group. In his new role, Wagner is responsible for all legal matters at Stamford, Connecticut-based PDC and continues to serve as non-execut...
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Feb 06, 2019
ADI appoints general counsel
Norwood, Massachusetts-based Analog Devices (ADI) has recruited Larry Weiss as vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective February 11. In his new position, Weiss will oversee ADI’s global legal function including M&A, intellectual property and compliance matters. Margaret Seif was the company’s previous general counsel. She has been promoted to chief legal officer (CLO) and Weiss will report to her. As CLO and chief people officer, Se...
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