Aon, a global professional services firm, has appointed Darren Zeidel as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. As general counsel, Zeidel will lead the firm’s global law department and manage legal, compliance, regulatory and public affairs. 

Zeidel succeeds Peter Lieb, who announced his departure from the firm in early June.

Most recently, Zeidel served as deputy general counsel – Aon plc. In the nearly seven years he has been with Aon, he has held a number of senior legal roles in the firm.

Prior to Aon, Zeidel worked at Honeywell, where he held various business segment general counsel roles in the company’s aerospace strategic business unit and at Honeywell UOP, where he led a global in-house law department. He began his legal career as an associate in the mergers and acquisitions group in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.