German American Bancorp announced the appointment of Bradley Arnett as senior vice president, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary, effective Sept. 25.

He will report to D. Neil Dauby, chairman and chief executive, and join executive committee.

Arnett has practiced law for more than 20 years, most recently as a partner at Dentons, focusing on Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting and compliance; corporate governance; mergers and acquisitions; banking regulation; commercial finance; and public and private securities offerings.

He also brings in-house counsel experience having previous led a team of lawyers dedicated to assisting public clients with current and periodic Exchange Act reporting, SEC proxy statement filings, insider trading policies, and director board/committee compliance matters.