McCormick & Company, a manufacturer of spices, herbs, and flavorings for retail, commercial, and industrial markets, has appointed Jeffery Schwartz to the role of  general counsel and corporate secretary, effective as of Dec. 1, 2014.

Schwartz joined McCormick in 2008 and became associate general counsel in 2011.  Prior to McCormick, he worked in private practice for the law firms of Jones Day and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld.

Schwartz has been heavily involved in McCormick's Mergers and Acquisitions work for the past six years. He also serves as the secretary for the audit committee and works closely with the technical and engineering teams on McCormick patents.