Month: October 2021


Google’s top lawyer Catherine Lacavera joins healthcare company Color 

Catherine Lacavera (pictured) is set to join Color Genomics, a provider of technology and infrastructure for large-scale health initiatives, as chief legal officer November 12.  She replaces Sherwin Chen, who served as Color’s general counsel and corporate secretary until September. He’s now chief legal officer of AllStripes   Lacavera has been Google’s vice president of legal for the past 16 years. She manages more than 300 attorneys and technical advisers. She has […]


Matthew Herman joins Goldfinch Partners as partner & general counsel

Goldfinch Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $1 billion of equity invested in digital transformation transactions across industry verticals, has announced that Matthew Herman (pictured)will join as a Partner of the Firm and General Counsel in November 2021. In his new role, he will oversee legal and regulatory matters for the firm and will join the firm’s […]


Lisa Shemie named general counsel and corporate secretary at Oanda 

Oanda, the provider of online multi-asset trading services, currency data, corporate payments and FX services, has appointed Lisa Shemie (pictured) as general counsel and corporate secretary. Responsible for overseeing the firm’s legal function worldwide, Shemie will also sit on the executive committee from her base in New York.  Shemie joins Oanda from Cboe Global Markets, where she most recently served as chief legal officer of each of Cboe’s foreign exchange trading […]


Fox News Media appoints Steve Potenza as deputy general counsel 

Kirkland & Ellis litigation partner Steve Potenza (pictured) has joined Fox News Media as deputy general counsel. Potenza will report to Bernard Gugar, general counsel and executive vice president of Corporate Development of Fox News Media.    Potenza joined Fox News Media from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was a partner in the Litigation as well as Government, Regulatory and Internal […]


Clubhouse taps Anthony Falzone as its first general counsel 

Anthony Falzone (pictured), deputy general counsel at Pinterest, has joined Clubhouse as the social media company’s first general counsel.  Falzone started the new role this month, according to his LinkedIn profile. The privately held Clubhouse, valued at $4 billion earlier this year, is owned by Alpha Exploration Co.  Falzone joined Clubhouse from Pinterest Europe Limited, where he served for over 3 years as […]


The Legalcommunity Marketing Awards 2021. The winners

The Legalcommunity Marketing Awards 2021 were held at the Four Season Hotel in Milan. The awards presented an opportunity to pay homage to the teams and professionals from the world of marketing and communication in law firms.  The evening started with a presentation discussing a survey curated by Mopi and entitled “Marketing in law firms”, by Gaia Francieri,president of Mopi and Nicola Di Molfetta, the director of MAG and  This was followed by […]


Jessica Hertz named general counsel of E-commerce platform Shopify 

Shopify has hired Jessica Hertz (pictured), who stepped down this month from her role as cabinet secretary for President Joe Biden, to be its general counsel.  In August, Shopify tapped Erin Zipes and Vivek Narayanadas to head its legal team. Zipes and Narayanadas, vice presidents of legal, took over following the departure of the company’s chief legal officer, Joseph Frasca, in June.  Hertz held roles of increasing responsibility in the […]


Association of Corporate Counsel hosts second virtual annual meeting  

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) hosted its second virtual annual meeting drawing in over 2400 attendees from 42 countries, spanning 10 different time zones. Plus, 49 legal solution providers participated in sessions and gave attendees information on the latest legal technology and services available.   The high level of participation from corporate legal department professionals […]


Boak & Sons appoints John McNally as general counsel

Boak & Sons, a residential and commercial exterior contracting company has appointed John McNally (pictured) as general counsel. In his new role, McNally will provide advice and counsel to Boak & Sons staff on a variety of workplace issues, such as COVID-19 federal regulations and rules, workplace human resource policies, insurance and cybersecurity issues, and unemployment […]


Jamey Seely Joins Crusoe Energy Systems as general counsel

Crusoe Energy Systems has appointed Jamey Seely (pictured) as the company’s general counsel. Seely brings decades of legal and strategic leadership experience to the Digital Flare Mitigation® and distributed cloud computing company. Her membership in Crusoe’s executive team positions the company for continued expansion into new market opportunities and further enhances the team’s strategic capabilities […]

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