Including:
  • Asset and Wealth Management
  • Global Banking Groups
  • Insurance
  • Retail Financial Services and Payments
  • Non-FS sectors

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Asset and Wealth Management

EMEA:

  • Catherine Jourdan joins Allianz Global Investors as Head of Legal and Compliance. She previously worked as Chief Compliance Officer for Euler Hermes, a subsidiary of Allianz, and has relocated from Paris to San Francisco.
  • Samir Patel joins HANetf as General Counsel from AllianceBernstein where he was MIFID II Consultant.
  • Matthew Jenkins joins Hunnewell Partners as General Counsel from Olswang where he was Associate.
  • Andrew Stevens joins Inflexion as the firm’s first General Counsel. He was previously at HPS Investment Partners.
  • Denise Jud joins Lexperience as Head of Asset Management and Investment Funds Practice from GM where she was Head of Global Legal Distribution.
  • Monica Risam joins Lombard International Assurance as General Counsel, Europe. She was previously at Aviva as UK General Counsel.
  • Abi Thomas joins State Street as Interim Global Head of Legal. She was previously at Columbia Threadneedle Investments as Head of Legal, EMEA and APAC.
  • David Burns is appointed General Counsel, Pensions and Savings at Standard Life Aberdeen. He was previously Corporate Counsel.
  • Lesley Smith joins TH Real Estate as Head of Legal, Europe and APAC from Columbia Threadneedle Investments where she was Managing Legal Counsel, EMEA and APAC.
  • Nicola Burke joins Tunstall as General Counsel from Goodwin Proctor where she was Associate.

Americas:

  • Mark Klein joins Burford Capital as General Counsel from Marketfield Asset Management where he was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Global Banking Groups & Wholesale

EMEA:

  • Alison Miln joins British American Tobacco as Head of Employment Law from Barclays where she was Director, Employment Incentives and Pensions Legal.
  • Ehsan Haque joins Credit Suisse as Senior Legal Consultant. He was previously at Citadel as Senior Legal Counsel.
  • Florian Drinhausen moves internally at Deutsche Bank, becoming General Counsel. He was previously Chief Governance Officer.
  • Carolynne Hodkin joins Goldman Sachs as Head of Corporate Governance, EMEA from Santander UK where she was Corporate Lawyer.
  • Simon Coles joins Goldman Sachs as a Consultant within the investment management legal team. He was previously at MarketInvoice as General Counsel, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance.
  • Leigh Murrin joins HSBC as Senior Governance Counsel from GE Capital where she was Chief Legal Operations Counsel.
  • Hywel Llewellyn joins Peel Hunt as General Counsel, Corporate from Deutsche Bank where he was Senior Legal Counsel.
  • Susan Rodway moves internally at RBS, becoming COO, Legal in addition to her role as Head of Data Privacy.
  • Vivienne Artz joins Thomson Reuters as Global Chief Privacy Officer from Citi where she was Global Head of Privacy Legal and General Counsel for Intellectual Property, Technology, Social Media and E-Commerce Legal, EMEA and APAC.
  • Ruth Beechey moves internally at UBS, becoming Chief of Staff for UBS Asset Management. Prior to this she was UK Regional Counsel for UBS Asset Management.

Americas:

  • Bert Fuqua joins Barclays as Global Head of Markets Legal, International from UBS where he was General Counsel, Investment Banking.
  • Karen Seymour joins Goldman Sachs as Co-General Counsel from Sullivan & Cromwell where she was Partner.
  • Laura O’Hara joins M&T Bank as General Counsel from Santander North America where she was General Counsel.
  • Ian Arellano is appointed General Counsel for Scotiabank. He succeeds Deborah Alexander who is retiring.
  • Deanna Lindquist, Deputy General Counsel, Enterprise Services at Wells Fargo has resigned from the Bank.

APAC:

  • James Bidlake joins DFS Group as General Counsel from Morgan Stanley where he was APAC Head of Investment Banking Legal 
  • Catherine McBride joins Latham & Watkins as Partner from Deutsche Bank where she was Head of Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement, North Asia.

Retail Financial Services and Payments

EMEA:

  • Brona McKeown joins British Land as General Counsel and Company Secretary from Co-Operative Bank where she was General Counsel and Company Secretary.
  • Jasan Fitzpatrick joins CALA Group Limited as General Counsel and Company Secretary from Premium Credit where he was General Counsel and Company Secretary.
  • Lorna Curry joins TSB as General Counsel from GE Renewable Energy where she was General Counsel, Hydro.
  • Alex Moon joins Wonga as Group General Counsel from Novae where she was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary.

Americas:

  • Matthew Cooper moves internally at Capital One, becoming General Counsel. Prior to this he was Chief Counsel at Capital One.
  • Michael Silva joins DLA Piper as a Partner and Chair of the Financial Services Regulatory Subgroup. He was previously with GE Capital, where he led compliance and regulatory relations.
  • Ellen Fitzsimmons joins SunTrust Banks, Inc. as General Counsel from CSX Corporation where she was EVP, Law and Public Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.
  • Caroline Tsai joins Western Union as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. She joins from BMO Financial Group where she was Deputy General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Officer.

Insurance

EMEA:

  • Neil Travell joins Allianz Worldwide Partners as Head of Legal UK, ROI and MENA and Head of Compliance UK and ROI from Euler Hermes where he was Legal and Compliance Manager.
  • Edward Smerdon joins Aon as Head of Legal and Technical, Global Broking Centre. He was previously at Sedgwick as Managing Partner.
  • Alison Gammon joins Aviva as General Counsel, UK Insurance from Bupa UK where she was Legal Director.
  • Bob Robinson leaves MS Amlin where he was Group General Counsel for 11 years.
  • Edward Bridge joins Zurich Insurance as General Counsel from Prudential where he was Head of Legal, UK & Europe.

Americas:

  • Nicholas Kourides joins DLA Piper as Senior Counsel from AIG where he was Deputy General Counsel.
  • Eric Dinallo joins The Guardian Life Insurance Company as GC, replacing Tracy Rich who is retiring.

Government / Regulators

EMEA:

  • Gareth Rees, Executive Counsel at the Financial Reporting Council joins King & Spalding as Partner.

Americas:

  • Tonya Robinson joins KPMG as General Counsel, US from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development where she was Acting General Counsel.
  • Kiran Raj joins O’Melveny as Partner, Data Security and Privacy from the Department of Homeland Security where he was Arrotny, Cybersecurity and Technology.
  • Robert Khuzami, former Director of Enforcement for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, has been appointed Deputy United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
  • Jennifer Tatel joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner from the Federal Communications Commission where she was Acting General Counsel.

Non-FS

EMEA:

  • Elaine Williams joins Eddie Stobart as Legal Director and Company Secretary from British Land where she was General Counsel.
  • John Fraser joins Japan International Tobacco as Regional General Counsel for Western Europe from SABMiller where he was Deputy General Counsel.
  • Alice Darwall joins Mothercare as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary from Berendsen where she was General Counsel.
  • Zahir Karim joins Samsung Electronics as Head of Legal, UK and Ireland from Samsung Electronics where he was Legal Counsel.

Americas:

  • Katherine Adams joins Apple as SVP, Legal and Global Security from Honeywell where she was Head of Legal.
  • Sabine Chalmers joins BT as Group General Counsel. She was previously at Anheuser-Busch InBev as Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer and Company Secretary.
  • Angus Rankin joins Hogan Lovells as Partner from Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe where he was Head of Corporate Legal and Company Secretary.
  • Rashida La Lande joins Kraft Heinz as Global General Counsel from Gibson Dunn & Crutcher where she was Partner.
  • Katherine Brennan is appointed Deputy GC, Corporate Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer for Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. She joins from S&P Global where she was a Deputy GC & Corporate Secretary.
  • Lucy Clark joins Polaris as General Counsel from General Motors where she was Deputy General Counsel, Global Markets, Autonomous Vehicles and Transportation as a Service.
  • Cornell Boggs, General Counsel at Toys ‘R’ Us departs the company after 10 months in the role. James Young, an in-house lawyer with Toys ‘R’ Us, has been promoted to replace Boggs.
  • Tony West joins Uber as Chief Legal Officer from PepsiCo where he was EVP of Government Affairs.

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