General Motors this week appointed Ann Cathcart Chaplin as deputy general counsel for litigation, effective Dec. 14. She will report to Craig Glidden, executive vice president and general counsel. In addition, Jeffrey Taylor is joining the company, effective Nov. 1, as deputy general counsel for federal oversight. He will also report to Glidden.
Cathcart Chaplin is currently litigation practice group leader at law firm Fish & Richardson. In this role, which she has held since 2011, Cathcart Chaplin oversees 245 lawyers in 12 offices worldwide. In her new position at GM, Cathcart Chaplin will lead all general and product litigation.
Taylor is currently vice president and general counsel of Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Before that, he led a team of more than 300 professionals as chief executive of Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice in the Americas.
Among Taylor’s duties, he will work with the federal monitor who will be appointed as part of the deferred prosecution agreement GM has entered into with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The monitor will review and assess the company’s policies and procedures in certain discrete areas relating to safety issues and recalls.