Mercedes Galan

Appointments

Sonya Olds Som Jumps to Executive Search Firm Diversified

Sonya Olds Som has joined Diversified Search Group, that counts with more than a dozen offices across the country, as global managing partner. Diversified Search Group, which builds itself as the largest woman-led and woman-founded executive search firm in the U.S., has hired Sonya Olds Som due to her experience in executive recruiting and more than […]

Appointments

Aileen Casanave joins Fintech EarnUp as General Counsel

San Francisco-based fintech EarnUp, has hired Aileen Casanave as general counsel. The company, wich digitizes and simplifies the process of issuing home mortgages and making monthly payments, aims to accelerate its growth creating a financial system that works for everyone. Casanave, who’s hire is part of an expansion of the company executive team, will oversee and […]

Legal Industry

New report from ACC and ML&A about the legal sector

The Association of Corporate Counsel and Major, Lindsey & Africa have announced the publication of their annual legal industry benchmarking survey. This third report reveals a shift in the distribution of in-house legal spending, driven primarily by smaller firms. In addition, compared to last year, more departments moved work in-house in the areas of due […]

Appointments

Autodesk tapped Ruth Ann Keene as Chief Legal Officer

The software firm Autodesk has brought back Ruth Ann Keene, one of its former in-house lawyers, to take over as legal chief for the publicly traded design-software company. Ruth Ann Keene, who described her new top lawyer role as a “homecoming,” had worked at Autodesk’s legal department for more than a decade earlier in her career. […]

Corporate Events

Legalcommunity Corporate Awards 2022, the winners

The 2022 Legalcommunity Corporate Awards were held at the WJC in Milan. The ceremony was an opportunity to celebrate the excellence of the Italian legal market in the Corporate field.  The eighth edition of the event, organised by legalcommunity.it, saw the awarding of the awards attributed by the jury to the legal professionals and teams that stood […]

Events

Legalcommunity Week 2022. Day 4

The Legalcommunity Week is back. The 2022 edition of the event that brings together the Italian and international legal community will be held at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan from 13 to 17 June.   This year’s program is very rich, with over twenty appointments including conferences, round tables and conversations between the protagonists and stakeholders of today’s […]

Appointments

Mistplay appoints Deirdre Sheridan as General Counsel

Montreal-based Mistplay, a play-and-earn and game discovery platform for mobile games, has appointed Deirdre Sheridan as general counsel and chief privacy officer, following a recent majority investment from GrowthCurve Capital. The New York-based private equity firm, is the major shareholder in the company. Founded in 2015, Sheridan brings to Mistplay significant experience in the areas of […]

Events

Legalcommunity Week 2022. Day 3

The Legalcommunity Week is back. The 2022 edition of the event that brings together the Italian and international legal community will be held at the Principe di Savoia hotel in Milan from 13 to 17 June.   This year’s program is very rich, with over twenty appointments including conferences, round tables and conversations between the protagonists and stakeholders of today’s […]

Appointments

OneSpan recruits Lara Mataac as GC and compliance chief

Lara Mataac, Constant Contact’s former top lawyer, has joined OneSpan as the Chicago-based publicly traded cybersecurity company’s general counsel and chief compliance officer. Mataac joins OneSpan at a critical juncture as it begins its transformation to drive accelerated growth and profitability. Lara Mataac will lead the legal team while overseeing corporate governance and compliance and playing […]