IAC promotes new general counsel from in-house

Dec 01, 2020
Kendall Handler will succeed Gregg Winiarski, who is stepping down after a decade in the role

Nasdaq-listed media company IAC has appointed Kendall Handler as senior vice president and general counsel, effective January 1, 2021.

She will succeed Gregg Winiarski who steps down on December 31 having been general counsel for more than 10 years. Winiarski will stay on at the company until early 2021 to ensure a smooth transition.

Handler is currently vice president and M&A counsel at IAC. In her new role she will oversee all legal, compliance and human resources functions for the company. She joined IAC in 2017 as lead M&A counsel and has led some of the company’s largest transactions, including its acquisition of Care.com and its $1 billion investment in MGM.

Before joining the company, Handler spent six years as an associate at law firm Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz, where her practice entailed advising clients on M&A, governance and other corporate matters.

New York-based IAC operates Vimeo, Dotdash and Care.com, among other entities, and has majority ownership of ANGI Homeservices, which includes HomeAdvisor, Angie’s List and Handy.

‘Kendall has already made a real and positive impact on the company during her time here, and we have big expectations ahead,’ IAC CEO Joey Levin says in a statement. ‘As is IAC’s tradition, we like to promote our leaders from within. We will all miss Gregg deeply. He’s been a positive and smart influence at the heart of this company for many years, and I’m grateful for his countless contributions, not the least of which is his support of the next generation of IAC leaders and the superb bench he has built in the legal department.

‘Kendall is a real talent with a sharp legal mind and will be a fantastic addition to the IAC executive team. We’ll all benefit from her perspective as we build IAC’s future.’

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