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Twitter adds former FBI general counsel

2020-06-23T18:04:00+01:00By

Social networking platform Twitter beefed up its legal team with the addition of former FBI General Counsel Jim Baker as deputy general counsel.

Fresenius appoints chief legal and compliance officer

2020-06-23T18:01:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, the majority shareholder of Fresenius Medical Care, appointed Dr. Sebastian Biedenkopf to its management board as chief legal and compliance officer and labor relations director.

Gentherm names chief accounting officer

2020-06-23T17:58:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Thermal management technologies developer Gentherm announced the appointment of Jennifer Zoldos as chief accounting officer.

Intercontinental Exchange tabs risk officer

2020-06-23T17:56:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced Joanne Rowe has been named corporate risk officer.

Georgia Power names new chief compliance officer

2020-06-23T17:39:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Georgia Power recently announced several executive leadership moves, including the appointment of Sterling Spainhour as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary, and chief compliance officer.

Horace Mann appoints chief risk officer

2020-06-23T17:26:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Insurance firm Horace Mann has appointed Paul Haley as chief risk officer.

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DOJ Civil Division head to resign

2020-06-17T15:55:00+01:00By

Jody Hunt, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, informed staff in an e-mail that he will resign from his role, effective July 3.

Weatherford parts with compliance chief

2020-06-12T17:58:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Multinational oil and gas company Weatherford International announced the departure of Christina Ibrahim as executive vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary.

Libra Association appoints chief compliance officer

2020-06-12T17:56:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

The Libra Association continued its string of key executive hirings with the appointment of Sterling Daines as chief compliance officer.

Allscripts promotes compliance chief to general counsel

2020-06-12T17:53:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Healthcare IT provider Allscripts Healthcare Solutions announced in a regulatory filing the promotion of Chief Compliance Counsel Tejal Vakharia to general counsel, effective June 21.

Philip Morris adds general counsel

2020-06-12T17:46:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Cigarette and tobacco giant Philip Morris International announced the appointment of Suzanne Rich Folsom as senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Folsom will lead legal, ethics, and compliance in the role.

USC names new general counsel

2020-06-12T17:46:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

The University of Southern California announced the appointment of Beong-Soo Kim as senior vice president and general counsel, effective July 1.

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Criminal Division head Benczkowski to depart DOJ

2020-06-10T19:18:00+01:00By

Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski, head of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, will leave the agency, effective July 3.

Crypto.com appoints chief compliance officer

2020-06-09T18:18:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Crypto.com, a cryptocurrency platform, announced the appointment of Antonio Alvarez as chief compliance officer.

Citigroup chief compliance officer to retire

2020-06-04T19:26:00+01:00By

Citigroup Chief Compliance Officer Mark Carawan is set to retire after nearly nine years with the firm. Carawan will be replaced by Mary McNiff, the current chief executive officer of Citibank N.A.

Daimler appoints chief compliance officer

2020-06-03T17:44:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

German automotive corporation Daimler announced the appointment of Dr. Wolfgang Bartels as chief compliance officer. Dr. Bartels takes over for Olaf Schick, who is to become the CFO of Daimler Greater China.

Denny’s welcomes general counsel

2020-06-03T17:41:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Restaurant chain Denny’s announced the appointment of Gail Sharps Myers as general counsel. In this role, Myers will head Denny’s legal functions, reporting to CEO John Miller.

CNO Financial tabs chief risk officer

2020-06-03T17:39:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Financial services holding firm CNO Financial Group announced the appointment of Karen DeToro as chief risk officer, in addition to her current duties as chief actuary.

Axogen names new chief compliance officer

2020-06-03T17:37:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Axogen, a developer of surgical solutions, announced the appointment of Brad Ottinger as general counsel and chief compliance officer to replace the retiring Greg Freitag.

GCM Grosvenor adds chief risk officer

2020-06-03T17:34:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

GCM Grosvenor, one of the world’s largest independent alternative asset management firms, announced the appointment of Amy Wierenga as chief risk officer..

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Wells Fargo appoints new risk leaders, enhances risk model

2020-06-01T19:04:00+01:00By

Still trying to polish its tarnished reputation, Wells Fargo announced the appointment of two new corporate risk leaders and an enhanced organizational structure “designed to provide greater oversight of all risk-taking activities.”

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Airbnb ethics chief departs

2020-05-29T16:47:00+01:00By

Airbnb Chief Ethics Officer Rob Chesnut announced his departure from the lodging marketplace giant after four years with the company.

Paine Schwartz names chief compliance officer

2020-05-29T16:42:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Paine Schwartz Partners, a leader in sustainable food chain investing, announced Renata Malavazzi has joined the firm as general counsel and chief compliance officer.

ON Semiconductor brings back former chief accounting officer

2020-05-29T16:38:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

ON Semiconductor announced the appointment of Bernard Colpitts Jr. as chief accounting officer. Colpitts returns to the manufacturer after departing in late 2019 to serve as chief accounting officer at GameStop.

Sony/ATV promotes general counsel

2020-05-29T16:35:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced the promotion of Peter Brodsky to general counsel and executive vice president, business affairs.

University of Colorado welcomes general counsel

2020-05-29T16:33:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

The University of Colorado named José Padilla vice president, general counsel and secretary of the board of regents.

Arion Bank appoints chief risk officer

2020-05-29T16:32:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Iceland-based Arion Bank announced the appointment of Úlfar Freyr Stefánsson as chief risk officer. He assumes the position from Gísli Óttarsson, who will be leaving the bank after serving in the role since 2009.

Contis tabs general counsel, risk chief

2020-05-29T16:28:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

FinTech payments services firm Contis announced the appointment of Lara Oyesanya as its first general counsel and chief risk officer.

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Boeing appoints chief compliance officer

2020-05-22T14:22:00+01:00By

Aerospace giant Boeing recently appointed Uma Amuluru as vice president and chief compliance officer following the combining of its compliance and legal functions.

Libra adds former FinCEN head as general counsel

2020-05-22T14:18:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Fledgling digital currency group the Libra Association announced the appointment of former FinCEN and OFAC Director Robert Werner as general counsel.

Green Dot adds chief risk officer

2020-05-22T14:15:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Green Dot Corp., a FinTech and bank holding firm, announced the appointment of Philip Lerma as senior vice president and chief risk officer.

Lucid Motors hires former Tesla general counsel

2020-05-22T14:14:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Electric car company Lucid Motors announced the appointment of Jonathan Butler as vice president, general counsel. Butler previously spent eight years with Tesla as deputy general counsel.

FirstEnergy announces general counsel succession

2020-05-22T14:11:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Electric services company FirstEnergy Corp. recently announced a series of management changes, including the appointment of Ebony Yeboah-Amankwah to serve as vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer.

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Westpac announces more executive changes amid investigation

2020-05-20T19:00:00+01:00By

Amid a money-laundering investigation and faced with allegations of facilitating child exploitation in the Philippines and Southeast Asia, Westpac has appointed a new head of financial crime compliance.

New York Life names general counsel

2020-05-20T17:57:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

New York Life Insurance Company announced it has appointed Natalie Lamarque as general counsel.

Spotify appoints general counsel

2020-05-14T15:43:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Digital music service Spotify has appointed Eve Konstan as general counsel.

Allianz names new chief risk officer

2020-05-14T15:41:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Allianz Holdings, the holding company for international financial services provider Allianz, announced the appointment of John Berry as chief risk officer.

Wedbush welcomes chief compliance officer

2020-05-14T15:39:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Financial services and investment firm Wedbush Securities announced the appointment of Michael McMaster as senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

Athene adds chief risk officer

2020-05-14T15:36:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Retirement services company Athene Holding announced Doug Niemann has been appointed executive vice president and chief risk officer.

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Embattled Wirecard appoints new CCO

2020-05-11T18:11:00+01:00By

Under investigation for suspected market manipulation, Wirecard has named James Freis as its new chief compliance officer amid several organizational changes.

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MiMedx names new accounting chief post fraud settlement

2020-05-11T16:14:00+01:00By

Biotech company MiMedx Group, which last November settled an alleged case of accounting fraud with the SEC, announced the appointment of William Phelan as senior vice president and chief accounting officer.

Deutsche Bank goes internal with general counsel replacement

2020-05-08T20:15:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Deutsche Bank announced Karen Kuder has been appointed general counsel and global head of its legal department. The move comes roughly a week after the bank mutually parted ways with former General Counsel Florian Drinhausen.

Kickstarter adds general counsel from Uber

2020-05-08T20:12:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Crowdfunding platform Kickstarter has appointed Nicole Benincasa as general counsel. Benincasa spent seven years at Uber, serving as senior counsel, global safety since September 2019.

Guardian Life names general counsel

2020-05-08T20:09:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America announced Kermitt Brooks has joined the company as executive vice president and general counsel.

Albertsons Companies tabs general counsel

2020-05-08T20:06:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Albertsons Companies, operator of Shaw’s, Star Market, Safeway, and other food and drug retailers, announced Juliette Pryor has been named executive vice president and general counsel.

Texas State adds first chief compliance officer

2020-05-08T20:03:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Texas State University announced the appointment of Bobby Mason to the newly created position of assistant vice president for institutional compliance and chief compliance officer following a national search.

Foundation Building Materials names new accounting chief

2020-05-08T20:00:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Construction materials distributor Foundation Building Materials announced its board of directors appointed Onur Demirkaya as chief accounting officer, effective May 12.

Menlo Ventures welcomes general counsel

2020-05-08T19:58:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Silicon Valley venture capital firm Menlo Ventures announced the appointment of Deborah Carrillo as general counsel.

Radisson appoints APAC general counsel

2020-05-08T19:56:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Radisson Hotel Group has appointed Nisha Menon as general counsel, Asia Pacific. She will be responsible for all legal matters and issues of corporate governance in Asia Pacific.

Robinhood appoints new legal chief

2020-05-08T19:51:00+01:00By Scuttlebutt

Popular investment app Robinhood announced Dan Gallagher will join the company as chief legal officer.