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Nike and Converse Top Lawyer Rodney C. Pratt Joins LVMH

The French holding multinational corporation LVMH North America has appointed Rodney C. Pratt as chief legal officer. Pratt joins LVMH with over two decades of global legal experience, spending the last 11 years as Nike’s vice president of the Office of the General Counsel Operations, Innovation and Strategic Initiatives. In his new role, Pratt will […]


Biotech Firm Geno Hires Shawnte Mitchell as First Legal Chief

Biotech firm Genomatica has tapped Shawnte Mitchell, an experienced in-house legal leader in the life sciences industry, to serve as the San Diego-based company’s first-ever chief legal officer.  Shawnte Mitchell will build the legal team at Geno while serving as a strategic adviser to the company as it looks to continue its growth following a […]


SecurityScorecard Promotes Owen Denby to General Counsel

SecurityScorecard has elevated its vice president of legal, Owen Denby, to general counsel. Denby, who joined the New York City-based information security company last July as assistant general counsel before being promoted to vice president of legal in October, will starts his new role immediately. Denby helped lead the company’s first M&A deal earlier this […]


Longtime Oracle General Counsel Dorian Daley to Retire

Longtime Oracle general counsel Dorian Daley will retire in August after 30 years at the data management software company. Daley has been executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Oracle since 2007. She joined the legal department at the software company in 1992, and has held various roles since, including associate general counsel, assistant […]

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Biopharma Firm Catalent Moves Legal Chief to New Role Amid

Steven Fasman, the top lawyer for global biopharma company Catalent, which has produced more than a billion COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, is shifting to a newly created administrative role as part of an organizational restructuring following the appointment of a new CEO.  Fasman is shedding the general counsel and senior VP titles he’s held since […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Paradigm Poaches Katie Biber for top lawyer role

Crypto-centric investment firm Paradigm has recruited in-house tech legal veteran Katie Biber to serve as chief legal officer.  Biber helped build Brex’s legal department, which went fully remote and doubled in size during the pandemic. She, who exited her top lawyer role at fintech unicorn Brex to join Paradigm, entered the tech industry nearly a […]