MoneyGram International, a cross-border P2P payments and money transfers provider, has named Robert Villaseñor general counsel and corporate secretary.

In his role, Villaseñor will oversee global legal matters for the company and communicate with regulators and lawmakers on matters that impact MoneyGram and the money transfer industry.

Villaseñor served as interim general counsel and corporate secretary since October 2019. He joined MoneyGram in July 2018 as associate general counsel and assistant secretary and oversaw the corporate securities and mergers and acquisitions legal function for the company.

Villaseñor has more than 20 years of experience representing public companies on a broad range of legal issues including public reporting, mergers and acquisitions, strategic investment, and commercial matters. Previously, he worked at Starbucks Corporation, where he advised the company on issues related to public reporting, strategic investments, and transactional matters.

Villaseñor also served as the chief corporate and securities attorney at two other global public companies. Earlier in his career, he worked in private practice representing both public and private companies on corporate and transactional matters.