Shutterstock, a stock photography provider, announced John Lapham is joining the company’s leadership team as general counsel.

In this role, Lapham will be responsible for leading all aspects of Shutterstock’s global legal strategy, working closely with the senior leadership team and board of directors as a strategic advisor on legal and business issues, as well as managing risk throughout the organization. He will also oversee the legal support of Shutterstock’s growth and business transformation.

Lapham joins Shutterstock from pet care marketplace, where he served as general counsel, SVP government affairs. There, he managed the strategic and practical aspects of legal, regulatory, corporate governance, and business affairs work and served as the primary legal advisor for the acquisitions of Rover’s two previous global competitors in the United States and European Union. Prior to Rover, Lapham spent 14 years with Getty Images as VP, deputy general counsel and then SVP, general counsel, where he built the company’s legal team and had direct oversight and involvement with global intellectual property, regulatory, and lobbying strategies.