Around the house

By Megan Malloy

05 December 2012 at 11:23 BST

The US's Consumer Product Safety Commission promotes a lawyer to its top slot, while there are moves at a leading data storage business as well as an international hotel chain and a leading purveyor of pumps

Carey O'Connor pumps up the action

Stephanie Tsacoumis is the new general counsel at the US’s Consumer Product Safety Commission. Previously, Ms Tsacoumis served at Georgetown University as vice president and general counsel. Prior to working at Georgetown, she was a corporate partner at Los Angeles-based Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.
James Brelsford is bailing out of the post of general counsel at California-based technology and data storage company SanDisk to take up a counsel role at New York’s Skadden. Pilar Garcia will serve as acting general counsel at San Disk during the search for Mr Brelsford’s replacement, according to the website.
Choice Hotels International has named Chris Wallace as assistant general counsel with responsibility for franchising. Mr Wallace moves from a counsel role at the Washington DC office of law firm Nixon Peabody, where he was in the franchise and distribution team. Mr Wallace will be responsible for the Choice Hotel’s franchise and contracts administration, and will oversee the processing of all franchise agreements and negotiations, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Texas-based Flowserve Corporation, a company that produces pumps, seals and valves for infrastructure and process industries, named Carey O’Connor as its senior vice president, general counsel and secretary. Ms O’Connor has been with the company since 2003 and has worked as the company’s vice president and corporate secretary since 2011, reports Reuters.


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