REI Hires General Counsel
Harris Legal Search congratulates REI on hiring Minnie Alexander as Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. She joins REI from The Walt Disney Company, where she served as Assistant General Counsel. Alexander has worked also at Campbell Soup Company and Dorsey & Whitney.
As Alexander stated in REI’s public announcement, “I have been a member of the REI community for more than 20 years. I am excited to help bring to life REI’s vision of enabling more people to enjoy time outside because I believe in the restorative power of nature. As a lawyer, being the general counsel for a company like REI is a great opportunity to put my legal skills to work for a company that I love.”
REI is a specialty outdoor retailer headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 21.5 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 174 locations in 41 states and the District of Columbia. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.
Expedia Hires Corporate Securities Counsel
Harris Legal Search congratulates Expedia Group on hiring David Zelkind as Director, Legal, Securities & Corporate Governance. Previously, Zelkind practiced corporate law at Davis Polk & Wardwell, SunPower Corporation, and ForgeRock. Zelkind graduated from Duke University School of Law.
Founded in 1999, Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through its global platform. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™. Expedia Group corporate headquarters is located at a beautiful waterfront campus in Seattle.
Payments Counsel Joins Amazon
Harris Legal Search congratulates Greg Swanson who has joined Amazon as Corporate Counsel, Payments. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, Swanson practiced in the Financial Institutions group at Davis Polk in New York.
Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Amazon strives to be Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company, Earth’s Best Employer, and Earth’s Safest Place to Work. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Career Choice, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Just Walk Out technology, Amazon Studios, and The Climate Pledge are some of the things pioneered by Amazon.
Providence Health Hires Regulatory Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Meghan Fahey has joined Providence Health as regulatory counsel. Previously, Fahey was lead in-house counsel at a multi-state urgent care medical practice, and advised hospitals and healthcare providers as a law firm attorney.
Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence’s 120,000 caregivers (all employees) serve in 52 hospitals, 1,085 clinics and a comprehensive range of health and social services across Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington.
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Boeing Defense, Space & Security Hires Senior Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Mike Giordano has joined Boeing Defense, Space & Security in Arlington, Virginia, as Senior Counsel. Giordano has practiced procurement law within the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and Baker Hostetler. Before attending law school, Giordano served as a surface warfare officer in the United States Navy.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Entertainment Attorney Joins Amazon Studios
Harris Legal Search congratulates Amazon Studios on hiring Milu Hoppenbrouwer as Counsel. Hoppenbrouwer previously practiced at AT&T Entertainment Group, CBS Corporation, and Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles. She graduated cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law.
Amazon Studios is the home for talent, creating and producing original films and television series for a global audience. Original series all premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video, which is available in over 240 countries and territories. In film, Amazon Studios produces and acquires original movies for theatrical release and exclusively for Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios became the first streaming service to win Oscars for Manchester by the Sea and The Salesman. In 2021, Amazon Studios received a record-breaking 12 Academy Award nominations, winning two for Sound of Metal for Best Editing and Best Sound.
Allen Institute Hires General Counsel
We are pleased to announce that Meg McClellan has joined the Allen Institute as General Counsel. Previously, McClellan was Chief Legal Officer at another major research organization, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
The Allen Institute is fiercely committed to solving some of the biggest mysteries of bioscience, researching the unknowns of human biology through studies of the brain, the human cell, and the immune system. Divisions include the Allen Institute for Brain Science, the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the Allen Institute for Immunology, and the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. All this work is done to fulfill their founder Paul G. Allen’s vision for accelerating global progress towards improving health and lengthening human life.
NanoString Hires Director of IP
Harris Legal Search congratulates NanoString Technologies, Inc. on hiring Elizabeth Schubert as Director of Intellectual Property. Prior to joining NanoString, Schubert earned her Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas School of Biomedical Sciences - MD Anderson Cancer Center and her J.D. at the University of Washington School of Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Schubert investigated the genetic causes of breast cancer as a Senior Fellow in the Medical Genetics program at the University of Washington, and as a Fred Hutch scientist.
NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a provider of life science tools for translational research. The company’s technology enables a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications. In 2019, the company launched the GeoMx™ Digital Spatial Profiler enabling highly-multiplexed spatial profiling of RNA and protein targets in a variety of sample types, including FFPE tissue sections.
MicroVision Hires General Counsel
Harris Legal Search congratulates Drew Markham on joining MicroVision, Inc. as VP, General Counsel & Secretary. Prior to joining MicroVision, Markham had over twenty years of experience advising public companies, including as Deputy General Counsel at RealNetworks, Inc. and in private practice at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.
MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS), based in Redmond, Washington, is a pioneering company in MEMS based laser beam scanning technology that integrates MEMS, lasers, optics, hardware, algorithms and machine learning software into its proprietary technology to address existing and emerging markets. The Company's integrated approach uses its proprietary technology to provide solutions for automotive lidar sensors, augmented reality micro-display engines, interactive display modules and consumer lidar modules.