Aramark general counsel passes baton

Feb 12, 2019
Company arranges succession for retiring Steve Reynolds

Lauren Harrington has been elected senior vice president and general counsel with Aramark, effective March 4.

Her promotion follows Steve Reynolds, executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, informing the company on January 31, 2019 of his intention to retire, the company says in a recent SEC filing. Reynolds and Harrington will conduct an orderly transition until April 1, 2019, according to the filing.

Harrington at present serves as vice president and associate general counsel at the company, a role she has filled since 2012. Prior to that, she served as assistant general counsel for the company from 2006 to 2009. Before joining Aramark, she was an associate at WilmerHale.

Before joining Aramark in 2012, Reynolds spent seven years as an executive with Alcatel-Lucent, where he served as the company’s senior vice president and general counsel. In that position, he led a legal function managing the company’s corporate, contractual, litigation, regulatory, compliance and other needs. He was also a member of the company’s ethics and compliance council and senior management team.

Earlier in his career, Reynolds served as vice president and chief litigation counsel at pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis, and spent 18 years practicing commercial and corporate litigation with the Gibbons law firm and with Haight Gardner Poor & Havens.

Philadelphia-based Aramark provides food, facilities and uniforms services for Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, healthcare providers, educational institutions, cultural attractions and municipalities.

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