Year: 2021


Wendy Stark named PPL’s general counsel

PPL corporation announced the appointment of Wendy Stark (pictured) senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Stark will lead the company's legal department and oversee its ethics and compliance program.

In Pliny’s Shoes

From past to present: the importance of gender balance

(by Ricardo Cortés-Monroy) I am currently involved in a fascinating project at the university where I study the Classical Antiquity field. It concerns exploring the extent to which representations of women in Augustan literature can be seen as exempla. The time frame is, of course, from 27 BC to 14 AD and we are mostly analyzing historian Livy and poets Vergil, Ovid, Horace and Propertius.


The Meet Group names Norman Petty general counsel

The Meet Group, a provider of interactive dating solutions, announced the appointment of Norman Petty (pictured) as General Counsel. In this role, Petty will lead the Company’s legal team while overseeing its world-class Trust and Safety organization charged with maintaining the safety and security of the Company’s millions of daily active users. Petty will report to Geoff Cook, Chief Executive Officer of The Meet Group.

Food and beverages

Christine K. Son to succeed Bryan R. Adel as Dine

Christine K. Son (pictured), currently Dine Brands Global Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Legal, General Counsel and Secretary effective April 23, 2021. In addition to Legal, Christine will oversee Risk Management, Franchise Administration, Government Relations and Internal Audit. She will take the place of Bryan R. Adel, Senior Vice […]


President Biden to nominate Janie Simms Hipp USDA general counsel

President Joe Biden will nominate Janie Simms Hipp, an agricultural law veteran and member of the Chickasaw Nation, to become the Agriculture Department’s general counsel, USDA’s chief legal officer. Hipp, who served on Biden’s transition team for USDA, held several posts at USDA also during the Obama administration. 


Erica McKinley named chief legal officer and general counsel of

Big Ten Conference has named Erica McKinley (pictured) its first chief legal officer and general counsel. In this role, she oversees all legal, corporate governance, enterprise risk management, compliance, litigation, regulatory, corporate, and NCAA matters, as well as outside counsel management.

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