Okta appoints legal chief

Mar 07, 2023
Larissa Schwartz has been with the company since 2015

Nasdaq-listed Okta has appointed Larissa Schwartz as chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, according to a regulatory filing. In that role she leads the tech company’s global legal, compliance and government affairs teams.

Schwartz joined Okta in 2015 to lead the legal team through the company’s IPO. Before becoming CLO, she took on increasing responsibilities building the corporate governance, compliance and ethics, corporate and securities, employment, litigation and stock administration teams, in addition to supporting corporate development in its M&A, strategic transactions and Okta Ventures work. She was most recently senior vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant corporate secretary.

Larissa Schwartz

Schwartz was previously director and corporate counsel at Jazz Pharmaceuticals. Before moving in-house, she was an attorney at Fenwick & West and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

She succeeds Jonathan Runyan, who has retired from the role of general counsel and corporate secretary after spending more than eight years with the company. He will be an adviser to the company until September 15 of this year.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Runyan was previously a partner with law firm Goodwin Procter, where he specialized in corporate governance, company formation, founder ownership and stock vesting, venture capital financings, M&A, private equity and IPOs.

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