Appointments Monthly archive

Oct 29, 2020
Ontic hires CLO
Protective intelligence software company Ontic has appointed Scott Shepherd as chief legal officer, reporting to CEO Lukas Quanstrom. In this role Shepherd leads all corporate legal affairs, including regulatory compliance, and is legal counsel for Ontic’s leadership and board of directors.  In addition, former Walmart general counsel Tom Mars has joined the Ontic advisory board. Shepherd has previously managed global legal operations and compliance for tw...
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Oct 26, 2020
Neoleukin Therapeutics appoints first general counsel
Seattle-based Neoleukin Therapeutics has hired Holly Vance as general counsel. She is the first person to hold that position with the company, according to a spokesperson. Vance was previously at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was associate general counsel and provided legal and strategic advice on investments and transactions to the foundation’s Strategic Investment Fund with a focus on the life sciences sector. Before her time at the G...
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Oct 22, 2020
Casella general counsel to hand over reins
David Schmitt, general counsel of Nasdaq-listed Casella Waste Systems for the past 14 years, plans to retire on December 31 this year. Shelley Sayward, who is currently vice president and assistant general counsel with the company, will take on the general counsel role from January 1, 2021. Schmitt has been senior vice president and general counsel since June 2012, having joined Casella in May 2006 as vice president and general counsel. Before that, he was pr...
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Oct 20, 2020
McDonald’s general counsel retires
McDonald’s Corporation corporate executive vice president, general counsel and secretary Jerome Krulewitch has retired from the company. McDonald’s says in an SEC filing that Krulewitch told the company on October 12 that he was stepping down, effective immediately. According to the filing, he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and has been advised by doctor...
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Oct 19, 2020
Arch Resources promotes new general counsel from in-house
NYSE-listed Arch Resources has appointed Rosemary Klein as senior vice president for law, general counsel and corporate secretary. Klein takes over the position from Robert Jones, who is retiring from the company as part of a long-standing succession plan. Jones has spent three decades with Arch and intends to remain with the company through a transition period, working on what the company calls a range of high-priority items. In her new role, Klein leads the...
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Oct 13, 2020
Pliant Therapeutics hires general counsel and secretary
Nasdaq-listed Pliant Therapeutics has recruited Mike Ouimette as general counsel and corporate secretary. Ouimette joins Pliant having most recently worked as vice president and assistant secretary of Portola Pharmaceuticals before its acquisition by Alexion Pharmaceuticals. He has also worked as senior corporate counsel and assistant secretary of Onyx Pharmaceuticals before its acquisition by Amgen. Before joining Onyx, Ouimette was a partner in the San Fran...
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Oct 07, 2020
Argo hires new general counsel
Argo Group International Holdings has hired Allison Kiene as general counsel. She is responsible for the company’s legal and compliance teams and reports to CEO Kevin Rehnberg. Kiene most recently worked at Sompo International Holdings as assistant general counsel, chief compliance officer and data protection officer. She has held similar positions at Montpelier Re Holdings, Blue Capital Management and Familymeds Group. NYSE-listed Argo is a Bermuda-based u...
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Oct 05, 2020
ExxonMobil picks successor to general counsel
ExxonMobil Corporation’s board has picked Craig Morford as the company’s next vice president and general counsel. Morford is currently deputy general counsel. He will succeed Randall Ebner, who has announced his retirement – effective November 1 – having spent more than four decades with the company. Morford joined Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil last year as deputy general counsel having previously worked at the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and in p...
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