Appointments Monthly archive

Jun 23, 2020
Valero general counsel becomes CFO
NYSE-listed Valero Energy Corporation is promoting Richard Walsh, vice president and deputy general counsel, to become senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 15, 2020. Walsh will be filling the seat vacated by Jason Fraser, who has been executive vice president and general counsel since January 2019. Fraser has been appointed executive vice president and CFO at Valero, also effective July 15. He in turn is succeeding Donna Titzman, who is retiring...
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Jun 22, 2020
Ingevity general counsel to retire
Katherine Pryor Burgeson has opted to retire as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of NYSE-listed Ingevity Corporation. Burgeson is taking part in the company’s early-retirement program, which it announced earlier this month in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Burgeson will continue with the specialty chemicals company during a mutually agreed transition period. Ryan Fisher, Ingevity’s deputy general counsel, chief legal officer (CLO) for ...
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Jun 17, 2020
Prevail Therapeutics appoints general counsel
New York-based gene therapy company Prevail Therapeutics has recruited Kira Schwartz to fill the new role of general counsel. Schwartz was previously senior vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary at Allergan – formerly Actavis, which adopted the Allergan name after buying it in 2015 – where she was in charge of a legal group supporting corporate governance, business development, finance, human resources, supply chain and real estate fu...
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Jun 16, 2020
Philip Morris hires former US Steel general counsel
Philip Morris International (PMI) has hired Suzanne Rich Folsom as senior vice president and general counsel, leading the company’s legal, ethics and compliance function. Folsom, who recently penned an article on dealing with crises such as the Covid-19 pandemic, will take up her new role on July 1. She succeeds Marc Firestone, who is retirin...
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Jun 15, 2020
Cadence hires CLO and secretary
San Jose, California-based Cadence Design Systems has hired Alinka Flaminia as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. In her new role, Flaminia heads the electronic design company’s global legal operations, including corporate social responsibility issues, compliance and government affairs. She reports to CEO Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence’s CEO. Flaminia joins Nasdaq-listed Cadence from Mellanox Technologies, which was recently acquired...
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Jun 10, 2020
Denny’s appoints general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Denny’s has recruited Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel, reporting directly to CEO John Miller. Myers was previously executive vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for American Tire Distributors. In that position she led the company’s corporate governance and compliance functions and handled financial reporting, M&A, labor and employment, real estate, litigation, data privacy and government affairs issues....
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Jun 10, 2020
Outset Medical recruits new general counsel
San Jose, California-based Outset Medical has appointed John Brottem as the company’s new general counsel. Brottem previously worked at Omnicell, where he was most recently vice president and deputy general counsel. During his time with Omnicell, he was involved in matters relating to public company reporting, corporate governance, M&A and strategic transactions, sales and marketing support, compliance, regulation, intellectual property and litigation. ...
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Jun 03, 2020
Axogen hires successor general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Axogen has recruited Brad Ottinger as general counsel and chief compliance officer, effective June 1. Ottinger succeeds Greg Freitag, who retired from his position as general counsel on Monday. Freitag will continue to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors and take on the role of special counsel during a transition period expected to run until October of this year. Ottinger reports directly to Karen Zaderej, who is chair, CEO a...
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Jun 01, 2020
Sony/ATV promotes attorney to general counsel
New York-based Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Peter Brodsky to become general counsel in addition to his existing position of executive vice president for business affairs. He reports directly to Sony/ATV chair and CEO Jon Platt. Brodsky has led the company’s legal and business activities since 2007. According to Sony/ATV, he had a lead role in Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. He previously worked at BMG Music Publishing, where he was head of ...
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