Appointments Monthly archive

Apr 30, 2020
Skydance Media hires first general counsel
Skydance Media, the company behind movies including the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, has boosted its in-house legal team with the recruitment of Stephanie Kyoko McKinnon to the newly created position of general counsel and the promotion of Jun Oh to president of global business and legal affairs. McKinnon and Oh both report to Skydance Media president and COO Jesse Sisgold. McKinnon is tasked with providing legal and strategic guidance on major corporate tra...
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Apr 27, 2020
Harvest Partners hires top lawyer and CCO
New York-based private equity investment firm Harvest Partners has hired Jamie Toothman as general counsel and chief compliance officer. In her new role, Toothman oversees the firm’s legal and compliance work and provides legal support for funds managed by Harvest. Toothman was previously a senior vice president at Oaktree Capital Management, where she managed fund formation and operations, regulatory compliance and other legal issues related to strategies such as...
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Apr 21, 2020
Zogenix recruits general counsel
Shawnte Mitchell has joined Nasdaq-listed Zogenix as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. In her new role, Mitchell is a member of the Zogenix executive team, heads up its legal team and manages certain corporate affairs. Zogenix is a pharmaceutical company seeking to develop and commercialize therapies for patients with rare diseases such as forms of childhood-onset epilepsy. Mitchell previously worked at Aptevo Therapeutics, where she wa...
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Apr 16, 2020
Duolingo appoints first general counsel
Language-learning platform Duolingo has hired Stephen Chen as the company’s first general counsel. Chen most recently was associate general counsel and vice president at Proofpoint. He has also held in-house legal positions at public companies including Yahoo and VMWare. During his career, he has led more than 50 strategic transactions, including acquisitions, investments and joint ventures, according to a Duolingo announcement. He has also provided legal support ...
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Apr 14, 2020
Delek US hires new general counsel
Brentwood, Tennessee-based Delek US Holdings and Delek Logistics Partners have appointed Abby Yates to the role of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective April 9. Yates previously spent six years as general counsel, chief compliance counsel and senior vice president for HR at EthosEnergy, a joint venture between Siemens and Wood Group. Before that, she spent 10 years working at Wood Group, initially as senior litigation counsel ...
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Apr 08, 2020
ORIC hires general counsel
ORIC Pharmaceuticals has recruited Christian Kuhlen as general counsel at the privately held, clinical-stage oncology company. He serves on the executive leadership team and leads ORIC’s legal, compliance, intellectual property and corporate governance functions. The south San Francisco, California-based company is focused on developing treatments that address mechanisms of therapeutic resistance. Kuhlen, who is also a doctor, most recently worked as genera...
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Apr 07, 2020
The Hanover finds successor to long-time general counsel
Dennis Kerrigan has joined The Hanover Insurance Group as executive vice president and general counsel, effective April 1. In his new role he is responsible for legal, regulatory and government affairs at the NYSE-listed company, in addition to compliance, state filings, securities and corporate governance issues. Kerrigan previously spent more than a decade as general counsel for Zurich North America, where he led the company’s legal, compliance, government and i...
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Apr 01, 2020
Tricida hires general counsel and CCO
Nasdaq-listed pharmaceutical company Tricida has hired Robert McKague as executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer. McKague joined Tricida last month to lead the San Francisco-based company’s legal and compliance organization as it prepares for the potential launch this year of its drug candidate, veverimer, which is intended to help patients with chronic kidney disease. Before moving to Tricida, McKague worked for more than a d...
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