Biopharmaceutical firm Imara announced the appointment of Stephen Migausky as senior vice president, legal and general counsel. In this new role, Migausky will lead the company’s legal organization, including the corporate governance and compliance functions.

Prior to joining Imara, Migausky served as general counsel at ArQule, where he led the legal and compliance function over the past two years and served as a key advisor in the company’s acquisition by Merck for $2.7 billion. Previously, he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and corporate law.