REI Hires New Corporate Counsel
Anna Szygorski has joined Recreational Equipment, Inc. ("REI") as Corporate Counsel focused on transactions. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 2010, Ms. Szygorski worked as a corporate associate at Fenwick & West in Seattle. Most recently, she worked at a publicly-traded pet insurance provider as its lead corporate attorney. Ms. Szygorski, an avid backpacker, is excited to advance REI's mission "to inspire, educate, and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship."
Litigation Attorney Joins PACCAR
Harris Legal Search congratulates Jesse Blaisdell on joining PACCAR as Litigation Counsel. Mr. Blaisdell previously practiced at a Seattle litigation boutique. In 2011, Mr. Blaisdell graduated with honors from Boston University School of Law.
Privacy Attorney Joins Nintendo of America
We are pleased to announce that Bobby Schroeder has joined Nintendo of America as Privacy Counsel. Mr. Schroeder previously worked as a privacy attorney at Siemens PLM Software in Portland, Oregon. Mr. Schroeder is proficient in Japanese, having lived in Japan throughout high school.
Chief Legal Officer of Pokémon Company Named to Legal 500
We’re pleased that Don McGowan has been named a top 500 GC/CLO in the world by the Legal 500. Over a decade ago, Harris Legal Search placed Mr. McGowan as Chief Legal Officer of The Pokémon Company International.
Mr. McGowan has a producer credit on the upcoming major motion picture, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu. Read more about Don’s success as an entertainment law attorney and Hollywood producer in the most recent edition of General Counsel magazine.
Global Technology & Commerce Company Hires Two Experienced Attorneys
Christopher Farmer has joined Amazon.com as Senior Corporate Counsel, Physical Retail Operations. Mr. Farmer was previously General Counsel of the U.S. division of Europe’s largest grocery retail chain. Mr. Farmer graduated from Duke University School of Law.
In addition, Amazon.com hired Jung Ju as Senior Corporate Counsel focused on SEC reporting and compliance. Mr. Ju was previously Associate General Counsel at AIG, and an attorney at Cleary Gottlieb in New York. Mr. Ju received his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Lead Regulatory and Privacy Compliance Attorney Hired by International Gaming Company
Harris Legal Search congratulates Karin Hansen on joining Aristocrat Technologies, Inc. (Big Fish Games and Product Madness) as its first lead compliance attorney. Prior to joining Aristocrat, Ms. Hansen worked as a compliance and commercial attorney at a privately-held technology company based in Seattle.
Port of Seattle Hires General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Harris Legal Search is pleased to announce that Pete Ramels has joined the Port of Seattle's leadership team as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. The Port of Seattle plays a key role in the local economy, providing maritime and airport operations and other activities that drive job growth and increase prosperity throughout the Puget Sound region. Mr. Ramels will work closely with the Executive Director and Port Commission. Prior to joining the Port, Mr. Ramels served as Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Civil Division of the King County Prosecutor's Office, with expertise in government, real estate, and land use.
Compliance Attorney Joins PACCAR
Elizabeth Tockman has been hired to head the compliance program at PACCAR. Ms. Tockman was formerly VP of Compliance at StandardAero and Senior Compliance Counsel at Dematic and Diebold, Inc. Prior to her in-house career, she practiced at Skadden Arps and Crowell & Moring in Washington DC.
Real Estate Attorney Joins Amazon
Samantha Kaufman has joined Amazon as Associate Counsel, Physical Retail. Ms. Kaufman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and was a real estate associate at Fried Frank in New York.
F5 Networks Hires Senior Corporate CounselWe are pleased to announce that Andrew Gilmour has joined F5 Networks. Mr. Gilmour was previously Senior Director at Concur Technologies, Inc. (an SAP company). Prior to his tenure at Concur, he was Assistant Counsel at Merck. He practiced at Paul Hastings after graduation from UCLA School of Law.