Appointments Monthly archive

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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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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