Ruth’s Hospitality Group has announced the retirement of John McDonald as general counsel, chief compliance officer, and corporate secretary. Beginning Feb. 1, McDonald will transition these roles to Alice Givens.

Givens has nearly 20 years of corporate legal experience and most recently served for over eight years as associate general counsel at J. Crew Group. During her time at J. Crew, she was the lead in-house counsel focusing on securities, corporate governance and compliance, and franchising.