Appointments Monthly archive

May 31, 2019
Rising pay reflects demand for in-house counsel, study finds
Fewer in-house counsel are in the market for new jobs, amid rising compensation and a recognition among companies that they need to hang on to their lawyers, new research suggests. Thirty-eight percent of respondents to a survey by recruiter BarkerGilmore say they would consider a new position within the next year as a result of compensation issues – down from 41 percent in the previous year. More than ever, companies are trying to retain their general coun...
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May 29, 2019
Beyond Meat hires general counsel post-IPO
Beyond Meat’s board of directors has appointed Teri Witteman as general counsel and secretary, effective May 20. Witteman is a member of the company’s executive team, responsible for global legal affairs and compliance functions. She reports to president and CEO Ethan Brown. Beyond Meat creates plant-based meats. The company held its IPO earlier this month, listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. The general counsel position is a new one at the...
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May 28, 2019
Flowers Foods names next top attorney
Stephanie Tillman will become chief legal counsel for Thomasville, Georgia-based Flowers Foods in January 1, 2020. She will succeed Stephen Avera, who is scheduled to retire at the end of the year following 33 years with the bakery company. Tillman is at present vice president, chief compliance officer and deputy general counsel for NYSE-listed Flowers Foods. Tillman joined the company as a corporate attorney in 1995 and was later promoted to vice president a...
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May 21, 2019
Panasonic hires CCO for North America
Newark, New Jersey-based Panasonic Corporation of North America has appointed Louis Sapirman as chief compliance officer (CCO). Sapirman joins Panasonic from data and analytics company Dun & Bradstreet, where he was vice president, associate general counsel, CCO and assistant corporate secretary. In that role, he developed a compliance and ethics program designed to use new technologies and engage the workforce, according to Panasonic. He previously worked in pr...
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May 21, 2019
Align names successor to legal chief
Nasdaq-listed Align Technology has promoted Julie Coletti to take charge of legal matters at the company. The move follows the retirement of Roger George, senior vice president, chief legal and regulatory officer, who will leave the company at the end of August 2019. He has been responsible for all aspects of Align’s legal affairs such as transactional, securities, governance, intellectual property, real estate and employment matters. Coletti was previously...
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May 15, 2019
TopBuild brings new general counsel on board
Donald Walther joined Daytona Beach, Florida-based TopBuild Corp as general counsel and corporate secretary on May 6. He reports to CEO Jerry Volas. Walther previously served as executive vice president and general counsel for aerospace and defense industry supplier Esterline Corporation. Before that, he was executive vice president and general counsel at The Heico Companies, a parent holding company for a range of manufacturing, construction and industrial services...
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May 15, 2019
Axalta picks new general counsel
Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Brian Berube as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective July 15, 2019. Berube is joining Axalta from Cabot Corporation, where he has worked since 1994. At present he is senior vice president and general counsel, with responsibility for all legal affairs including M&A, compliance, contracts, intellectual property, corporate governance, securities, litigation, environmental a...
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May 07, 2019
CMS Energy appoints new general counsel from in-house
Shaun Johnson will become senior vice president and general counsel of CMS Energy and Consumers Energy on May 16. He will succeed Catherine Reynolds, who is retiring after working for the companies for four decades. Johnson is currently vice president and deputy general counsel. In his new role he will head the legal team and be responsible for corporate secretary activities, corporate records, compliance and the enterprise risk and insurance functions. Jacks...
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May 06, 2019
Boeing names new general counsel
Boeing has moved Brett Gerry from his post as president of Boeing Japan to become the company’s general counsel. He succeeds Michael Luttig, who has been appointed to the newly created position of counselor and senior adviser to Boeing chair, president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the Boeing board of directors. Both changes took effect on May 1. As general counsel, Gerry heads Boeing’s law department and is a member of the executive council. He reports t...
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May 01, 2019
Dorman hires new general counsel
Colmar, Pennsylvania-based Dorman Products has hired Joseph Braun as senior vice president and general counsel, effective April 24. Braun moved to Dorman from Avantor, where he was chief legal officer and corporate secretary. Avantor, which provides products and services to customers in the biopharmaceutical, healthcare, education and government sectors, recently filed with the SEC to go public. Braun has held other positions during his career such as vice pr...
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