Shutterstock hires general counsel

Feb 09, 2021
John Lapham was most recently general counsel at

NYSE-listed Shutterstock has hired John Lapham as general counsel.

Lapham was most recently general counsel and senior vice president for government affairs at In that role he managed the strategic and practical aspects of legal, regulatory, corporate governance and business affairs work, and was the primary legal adviser on the acquisitions of Rover’s two previous global competitors in the US and the EU.

Before his tenure at Rover, Lapham spent 14 years with Getty Images as vice president and deputy general counsel and then as senior vice president and general counsel, during which time he developed the company’s legal team and oversaw global intellectual property, regulatory and lobbying strategies.

At Shutterstock, he is now responsible for global legal strategy, managing risk and overseeing the legal support of Shutterstock’s growth and business transformation.

The firm’s previous general counsel, Heidi Garfield, joined Priceline in November 2020 as senior vice president and general counsel.

‘John’s expansive expertise across business and regulatory affairs will be integral to driving Shutterstock’s bold growth agenda and our continued focus on innovation,’ CEO Stan Pavlovsky says in a statement. ‘I’m thrilled to have John join the senior leadership team, and I’m looking forward to his collaboration [in] furthering Shutterstock’s success.’



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