Appointments Monthly archive

Sep 29, 2020
Lumber Liquidators hires CLO and secretary
NYSE-listed Lumber Liquidators has hired Alice Givens as senior vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary, reporting to president and CEO Charles Tyson. Givens was most recently senior vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary of Ruth’s Hospitality Group (RHGI). Givens joined RHGI in 2016 having previously been vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary with J Crew Group for nine years, accordi...
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Sep 22, 2020
CIBC appoints Interac’s Lawal as CLO
Kikelomo Lawal has been appointed executive vice president and chief legal officer (CLO) at CIBC, effective October 12. In her new position, Lawal will oversee the bank’s legal function globally as well as its corporate secretary, ombudsman and privacy office functions, and related policies and programs. She will join CIBC’s executive committee and report to president and CEO Victor Dodig. Shawn Beber is Lawal’s predecessor. He was appointed general cou...
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Sep 21, 2020
BBSI appoints first general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Barrett Business Services (BBSI) has appointed James Potts to the newly created position of executive vice president and general counsel. He reports to CEO Gary Kramer. Potts previously co-chaired the insurance corporate and regulatory practice at law firm Cozen O’Connor. He has worked for more than 25 years as an attorney representing clients across a range of industries. In his new role, he is responsible for overseeing BBSI’s legal, governance a...
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Sep 15, 2020
Zentalis hires former Celgene corporate secretary as CLO
Alexis Pinto has joined Nasdaq-listed Zentalis Pharmaceuticals as chief legal officer (CLO). Pinto is the company’s first CLO, according to a spokesperson. She was most recently corporate vice president and corporate secretary at Celgene Corporation, which became a Bristol Myers Squibb company last year. In her role at Celgene, Pinto provided legal support to the business development and global alliance management groups and served as lead counsel on transactions ...
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Sep 14, 2020
VelosBio appoints general counsel
San Diego, California-based VelosBio has hired Paul Bavier as general counsel, heading up all legal and compliance-related functions at the company. Bavier was until earlier this year general counsel and chief compliance officer at Avedro, now a subsidiary of Glaukos Corporation. In that role he handled all legal, corporate secretary and commercial compliance matters. Before that, he was general counsel and corporate secretary for several years at Biodel with...
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Sep 10, 2020
Regions’ Mehlman joins Bank of the West
Hope Mehlman has started work as general counsel and corporate secretary at Bank of the West. San Francisco-based Bank of the West is a subsidiary of French bank BNP Paribas. Mehlman is now also corporate secretary at BNP Paribas USA. Mehlman succeeds Vanessa Washington, who will retire from the bank at the end of the month after 14 years with the company. Mehlman was previously executive vice president, corporate secretary, chief governance officer an...
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Sep 09, 2020
Kelly hires new general counsel
Employment services company Kelly has hired Vanessa Williams as senior vice president and general counsel. In her new role, Williams leads the strategic direction of Kelly’s legal and corporate security teams, including managing regulatory and legal compliance, directing strategic legal initiatives and advising senior management regarding company objectives. She reports to president and CEO Peter Quigley. Williams was most recently a senior vice president i...
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Sep 03, 2020
Covetrus hires new general counsel
Nasdaq-listed Covetrus has recruited Jamey Seely as its next general counsel and corporate secretary. She reports to chief administrative officer Dustin Finer. Seely previously held both business and legal roles while working as president and general counsel of Integra, which develops blockchain technology for the legal industry. Earlier in her career she was executive vice president and general counsel of the Gates Industrial Corporation, where she was involved in ...
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Sep 01, 2020
Allstate reveals succession plan for top attorney
Rhonda Ferguson will join The Allstate Corporation on September 28 as executive vice president and general counsel. She will succeed Susie Lees, who has announced her intention to retire in 2021 having spent 32 years at Allstate. Lees will remain chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary and, during the transition, will expand her focus on Allstate’s ESG initiatives. Ferguson is moving to Allstate from Union Pacific Railroad, where she has been exec...
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