Appointments Monthly archive

Aug 27, 2020
Pacific Life picks next general counsel
Jay Orlandi will join Newport Beach, California-based Pacific Life as its next general counsel on November 2. Orlandi is moving to Pacific Life from Transamerica, where he has been executive vice president and COO with responsibility for all business support functions such as legal, communications, human resources, corporate development, M&A, strategy, data analytics, information security and marketing. Orlandi joined Transamerica in 2005. He was general ...
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Aug 25, 2020
Clever Leaves hires general counsel before going public
Multinational pharmaceutical-grade cannabis company Clever Leaves has appointed David Kastin as general counsel and corporate secretary. In his new role, Kastin oversees the company’s global legal activities and policies while supporting the CEO and board as Clever Leaves prepares to become a public company. Blank-check company ...
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Aug 24, 2020
Turning Point Brands names general counsel successor
NYSE-listed Turning Point Brands has picked Brittani Cushman to be its next general counsel. James Dobbins, who is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary with the company, will retire on October 31 after more than two decades leading Turning Point Brands’ legal and governance functions. Cushman is currently senior vice president of external affairs in the company’s legal department. She becomes deputy general counsel immediately, working wit...
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Aug 19, 2020
BankUnited recruits new general counsel
BankUnited has hired Kevin Malcolm as senior executive vice president and general counsel, effective September 14. In his new role Malcolm will be responsible for overseeing the NYSE-listed company’s legal and compliance functions. He will succeed Michael Alford, who is leaving the financial services industry to pursue his ordination as a priest in the Episcopal Church, according to BankUnited. Malcolm will join Miami Lakes, Florida-based BankUnited from Ve...
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Aug 18, 2020
TopBuild appoints new general counsel
Daytona Beach, Florida-based TopBuild Corp has hired Luis Machado as general counsel and corporate secretary. Before joining TopBuild, Machado was vice president, general counsel and secretary at CTS Corporation, which designs and manufactures sensors, actuators and electronic components. He has also held senior corporate legal positions at L Brands, the Wrigley Company and Diversey. Machado started his legal career at law firm Altheimer & Gray in Chicago. ...
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Aug 12, 2020
Cass recruits first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Cass Information Systems has recruited Matt Schuckman to the newly created position of general counsel. He will also serve as corporate secretary. Schuckman joins Cass after a 20-year career as a commercial and transactional attorney with Armstrong Teasdale. During his time as a partner in the law firm’s commercial services group, Schuckman advised clients – including Cass – on corporate governance issues, M&A, complex contract and business l...
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Aug 12, 2020
Rite Aid appoints general counsel
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid has appointed Paul Gilbert as general counsel and corporate secretary. Gilbert joined the NYSE-listed company in an interim position on May 21 to help with its virtual AGM and other governance matters. Rite Aid, like hundreds of other US companies, switched from holding its AGM in person this year due to health and safety considerations arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Gilbert has also offered guidance on various busi...
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Aug 03, 2020
Meritor recruits CLO
NYSE-listed Meritor has hired Hannah Lim-Johnson as senior vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective August 3. Lim-Johnson will be responsible for the company’s legal affairs in areas such as corporate governance, acquisitions and divestitures, litigation, business standards compliance, regulatory compliance and intellectual property. She was previously a senior vice president and CLO at Kelly Services. In that role she ha...
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