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Panera hires Marlene Gordon as Chief Legal Officer

Marlene Gordon has joined Panera Bread and Panera Brands as senior vice president and chief legal officer and secretary. Marlene Gordon has held key legal roles at some of the nation’s best-known brands as Bacardi, Burger King, Republic Industries and Blockbuster. Former general counsel at Fresh Del Monte, now jumps into the restaurant company. Gordon succeeds […]

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Eric Gunning new Chief Legal Officer at JumpCloud

Eric Gunning has joined JumpCloud as chief legal officer. The ex-Molson Coors lawyer joined the tech startup to manage the company’s legal department. He will lead JumpCloud’s legal efforts around compliance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), international expansion, and capital markets. Gunning leaves a large, global legal department to join a growing company that wants to […]

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Harold Glasser hired as Pathfinder International’s chief legal officer

Pathfinder International, a reproductive health non-profit company, has appointed Harold Glasser (pictured) as its new chief legal officer, effective May 01.  In his new role as CLO, Glasser will provide organisation-wide legal guidance and oversight of Pathfinder’s legal function, and legal counsel to the CEO, Board of Directors, organisational business units, and country organisations. He will […]

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Pico hires new Legal Chief after the failed SPAC merger

Pico Quantitative Trading Holdings announced Lauren Goldberg to serve as general counsel and corporate secretary. With former General Counsel roles at VEREIT and Revlon, Goldberg will lead firm’s global legal function Pico provides technology, software, data and analytic services for the financial markets. It was set to go public in August 2021 through a merger deal with FTAC […]

Litigation

Validity Finance enters Washington DC litigation Market

A full stock of cases in areas such as international arbitration is attracting litigation funders to Washington, D.C. during the latest months. One example is Validity Finance which announces the opening of an office in the region as part of the firm’s expansion. Litigation funder Validity Finance lands in D.C. market in a bid to invest […]

Legal Industry News

DLA Piper adds major top-tier middle market Private Equity practice

DLA Piper continues to make substantial investments in its globally recognized Private Equity practice with the addition of lateral partners Harris Eisenberg, Alex Plakas, Nathan Wilda and Drew Rosenberry, along with several other partners and approximately 20 other lawyers in Chicago. The addition of this group will significantly enhance DLA Piper’s positioning in middle-market private […]

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Malissia Clinton: New Legal Chief at Meritage Homes Corp.

Meritage Homes Corp., has hired Malissia Clinton as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Clinton is joining the nation’s seventh-largest publicly traded homebuilder after serving as GC of The Aerospace Corp. Clinton—who replaces C. Timothy White, who retired in December 2021—brings nearly three decades of legal experience. Her extensive expertise includes managing risk, ethics, compliance, and governance […]

News

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions report about law firm staffing ratios

Managing costs has become a priority for most law firms. Law departments can utilize legal spend management solutions to determine the most beneficial staffing ratios. According to a new report from Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, law firm partner utilization in the “average” corporate legal department (CLD) stood at 38% in 2021, barely receding from the […]

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In-house lawyers back to office full time according to ContractWorks

The ContractWorks survey shows that in-house lawyers must return to the office full time due to the deficient technology of many legal departments. According to the contract management software company, whose research polled 350 in-house lawyers across the U.S. and the U.K, a most advanced tech would facilitate fully remote work but the legal departments are […]

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Karl Fazio appointed as new general counsel of RunBuggy

RunBuggy, a technology platform that connects car shippers and haulers, has appointed Karl Fazio (pictured) as its new general counsel. This addition to the leadership team is a strategic part of the company’s growth plan. Fazio joins the RunBuggy leadership team from Pearson Education, a multi-national learning and media company where he served as vice […]