Brian Rabbitt

Former Criminal Division head Brian Rabbitt joins Jones Day

2021-03-02T18:22:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Brian Rabbitt, who most recently served as acting assistant attorney general and principal deputy assistant attorney general for the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, has joined Jones Day, the law firm announced.

Zurich North America appoints Canada chief risk officer

2021-03-02T15:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Insurance company Zurich North America has named Sonia Kundi as Canada chief risk officer.

​Genuine Parts Company appoints chief accounting officer

2021-03-02T15:23:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Genuine Parts Company announced the appointment of Napoleon Rutledge as chief accounting officer, in addition to his current role as senior vice president of finance.

​La-Z-Boy names chief compliance officer, general counsel

2021-02-26T19:30:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Furniture company La-Z-Boy announced Raphael Richmond, senior director of corporate compliance and employment law, will succeed Stephen Krull as vice president and general counsel. Richmond will also hold the role of chief compliance officer.

Texas Capital Bank appoints chief risk officer

2021-02-26T19:26:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Texas Capital Bank and its parent company Texas Capital Bancshares announced Tim Storms has been named chief risk officer of both companies.

Grant Thornton adds risk to chief compliance officer’s title

2021-02-26T15:15:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Grant Thornton appointed Beatrix Bernauer to serve as the firm’s first chief risk officer, in addition to her current role as chief compliance officer.


EY Germany changes leadership in wake of Wirecard scandal


Hubert Barth, head of EY’s Germany practice for the past five years, will step down and take on a “new role at the European level” as the firm seeks to restore its tarnished reputation following its missteps leading up to the collapse of Wirecard.


HSBC promotes group compliance chief to executive role


HSBC announced the promotion of Group Chief Compliance Officer Colin Bell to CEO of HSBC Europe and HSBC Bank amid a flurry of senior management changes.

Standard Insurance Company appoints compliance officer

2021-02-19T16:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Standard Insurance Company has promoted Camille Tourje to second vice president, compliance officer.

BestEx Research Group names chief compliance officer

2021-02-19T16:13:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

BestEx Research Group announced the appointment of Richard Chase as chief compliance officer of subsidiary BestEx Research Securities.

Arcutis Biotherapeutics appoints chief compliance officer

2021-02-19T15:56:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Arcutis Biotherapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, has appointed Courtney Barton as chief compliance officer and chief of staff. Barton will also serve as chief privacy officer.


Coinbase names new chief compliance officer


Coinbase, a digital currency exchange, has named Melissa Strait as its new chief compliance officer.

DraftKings appoints chief compliance officer

2021-02-18T19:05:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

DraftKings has appointed Jennifer Aguiar as its new chief compliance officer. She assumes this role from Tim Dent, who will become senior vice president, regulatory operations before transitioning to a consultant role later this year.

Ex-SEC Chair Jay Clayton returns to Sullivan & Cromwell

2021-02-18T15:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Jay Clayton, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will be returning to Sullivan & Cromwell as senior policy advisor and of counsel in the firm’s New York office.

Shutterstock names general counsel

2021-02-10T17:53:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

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

Barings adds chief risk officer

2021-02-10T17:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

International investment manager Barings announced the appointment of Paul Diouri as chief risk officer.

OPKO Health chief accounting officer resigns

2021-02-10T17:49:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Diagnostic test company OPKO Health announced the resignation of Rulfo Hernandez as chief accounting officer, treasurer and global corporate controller.

Carrols Restaurant Group appoints general counsel

2021-02-10T17:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Carrols Restaurant Group, the largest Burger King franchisee in the United States, announced it has appointed Jared Landaw as vice president and general counsel.


Recently penalized USAA adds chief risk officer


USAA announced the appointment of Neeraj Singh as chief risk officer nearly four months after its federal savings bank was fined $85 million by the OCC for compliance risk management failures.

PepsiCo promotes compliance and ethics chief to general counsel

2021-02-02T16:53:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Food and beverage giant PepsiCo announced David Flavell has been appointed EVP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Sallie Mae names chief risk and compliance officer

2021-02-02T16:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Education loan provider Sallie Mae announced the appointment of Kerri Palmer as chief risk and compliance officer. Palmer joins Sallie Mae from Capital One, where she served as senior vice president of risk management.

Sinclair hires first chief compliance officer

2021-02-02T16:49:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Media conglomerate Sinclair Broadcast Group announced the hiring of Jeffrey Lewis as its first chief compliance officer.

Cherry Creek Mortgage tabs chief compliance officer

2021-02-02T16:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cherry Creek Mortgage announced Tara Healy has been promoted to chief compliance officer. Healy had been vice president of compliance.

Henry Moniz

Facebook names Henry Moniz as first-ever chief compliance officer


Facebook has hired Henry Moniz, executive vice president and chief compliance officer at ViacomCBS, to be the social media giant’s first-ever CCO.

Alicia Schwarz

Disney appoints Alicia Schwarz as new chief compliance officer


The Walt Disney Company has promoted Alicia Schwarz to senior vice president and chief compliance officer.

Fannie Mae transitions board member to chief risk officer

2021-01-25T20:35:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Mortgage lender Fannie Mae announced Ryan Zanin is joining the company as executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective Feb. 1. Zanin is currently a member of Fannie Mae’s board of directors.

Tenneco names general counsel

2021-01-25T20:32:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Automotive components manufacturer Tenneco announced Thomas Sabatino will join the company in the role of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.

NBA’s Charlotte Hornets add general counsel

2021-01-25T20:30:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association announced the addition of Tamara Daniels as senior vice president and general counsel.

Rostin Behnam

Biden taps Rostin Behnam as acting CFTC chair


The commissioners of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously elected Democrat Rostin Behnam to serve as the agency’s acting chairman.

Allison Herren Lee

Allison Herren Lee takes over as SEC acting chair


Commissioner Allison Herren Lee has assumed the role of acting chair at the Securities and Exchange Commission while President Joe Biden’s nomination to lead the agency, Gary Gensler, awaits Senate confirmation.

Morrison & Foerster partners assume DOJ leadership roles

2021-01-21T15:46:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Morrison & Foerster Partners John Carlin (acting deputy attorney general) and David Newman (associate deputy attorney general) have been named to “Day One” Department of Justice leadership roles.

Joseph Simons

FTC Chair Joseph Simons to step down Jan. 29


Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons and a group of senior staff announced their resignations, making way for new leadership to be appointed by President-elect Joe Biden.


BitGo adds compliance chief from competitor Coinbase


Digital asset platform BitGo announced the appointment of Jeff Horowitz as chief compliance officer. Horowitz joins BitGo from fellow cryptocurrency firm Coinbase, where he served as CCO for 2 1/2 years.

Visa announces new general counsel amid legal shakeup

2021-01-13T20:55:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Visa announced the appointment of Kelly Mahon Tullier to the newly created position of EVP, chief legal and administrative officer. Julie Rottenberg was subsequently appointed to succeed Tullier as general counsel and SVP.

INX Limited adds chief compliance officer

2021-01-13T20:52:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

INX Limited, a blockchain-based platform for trading digital securities and cryptocurrencies in accordance with U.S. and EU regulations, announced the appointment of Jon Rios as chief compliance officer.

Lincoln Financial tabs general counsel

2021-01-13T20:51:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Insurance firm Lincoln Financial Group announced Craig Beazer has been named executive vice president and general counsel.

Sabra Health Care REIT appoints chief accounting officer

2021-01-13T20:48:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Sabra Health Care REIT, a Nasdaq-listed real estate investment trust, announced Michael Costa has been appointed chief accounting officer.

CFTC general counsel to depart

2021-01-13T20:47:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced Daniel Davis, general counsel and head of the Legal Division, will depart the agency for a role in the private sector.

J. Robert Brown to depart PCAOB board

2021-01-13T20:45:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced J. Robert Brown Jr. will conclude his service on the Board this month.


SEC Chief Accountant Sagar Teotia to depart


SEC Chief Accountant Sagar Teotia joins the growing list of senior officials at the agency set to depart amid the presidential transition to the Biden administration.


Acting enforcement head Marc Berger to depart SEC


Marc Berger, who has served as acting director of the Division of Enforcement at the SEC for a few short weeks, will leave the agency later this month.

Cyber locks

Biden names NSA cyber head to White House position


Anne Neuberger, currently the cyber-security director at the National Security Agency, has been appointed to fill a newly created cyber-security position on President-elect Joe Biden’s National Security Council.

Merrick Garland

Biden picks Merrick Garland for AG


Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge whose 2016 Supreme Court nomination was thwarted by Senate Republicans, has been tapped to become U.S. attorney general by President-elect Joe Biden.

Cerberus Sentinel appoints chief compliance officer

2020-12-28T17:30:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Cyber-security consulting firm Cerberus Cyber Sentinel Corporation announced Baan Alsinawi has been named chief compliance officer.

LPL Financial names chief accounting officer

2020-12-28T17:28:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

LPL Financial, believed to be the largest independent broker-dealer in the United States, announced Brent Simonich has joined the firm as executive vice president, chief accounting officer and treasurer.

​Marquette adds former Harley-Davidson lawyer as general counsel

2020-12-28T17:27:00+00:00By Scuttlebutt

Marquette University announced the appointment of former Harley-Davidson Chief Legal Officer Paul Jones as vice president and general counsel, effective Jan. 4, 2021.


Roisman to lead SEC transition as Clayton departs


Commissioner Elad Roisman will serve as acting chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission while the agency heads for transition under the upcoming Biden administration.

Brian Rabbitt

DOJ’s acting Criminal Division head to depart


Brian Rabbitt will depart the Justice Department on Friday after a short time serving as acting head of the Criminal Division. David Burns, a senior official in the National Security Division, will succeed him.


SEC enforcement head Avakian to step down by year’s end


Stephanie Avakian, who led the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission for the past four years, announced she will leave at the end of the year.

Heath Tarbert

CFTC Chairman Tarbert to step down early next year


Heath Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will step down from his post early next year while remaining on as one of the agency’s commissioners.