Deutsche Bank AG has appointed Florian Drinhausen as the company's general counsel next year. He will replace current co-general counsels Christof von Dryander and Simon Dodds, who are leaving the company. Mr von Dryander and Mr Dodds were both appointed as co-general counsels of Deutsche Bank two years ago. Mr Drinhausen will take over the role in April 2018. He previously served as Deutsche Bank's general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa before taking over the global governance function in 2016. Prior to that, he was a partner at law firm Linklaters for almost 10 years.
United States Steel Corporation general counsel and chief compliance officer Suzanne Rich Folsom will resign from the company at the end of the year. Deputy general counsel Richard Fruehauf assumes day-to-day responsibility for legal operations to allow Folsom to focus on strategic and transitional matters while the company undertakes a comprehensive search for a permanent replacement. Ms Folsom began her tenure at US Steel in 2014 where she built a world-class legal, regulatory and compliance department, was instrumental in leading the Company's international trade litigation and public policy efforts to address global steel overcapacity and illegal trade practices, and worked with the executive team to undertake the implementation of business transformation efforts to accelerate the company's performance improvement plans, while maintaining a strong focus on its corporate core values. In addition, she served as company chairperson on the Negotiating Committee during the successful negotiation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the United Steelworkers Union in 2015.
Energy platform Innovari has appointed Lisa Jurinka as general counsel for the company. She has more than 15 years of experience as a corporate transactional attorney advising emerging growth pre-IPO and public companies. She joins Innovari after serving as general counsel for Jive Software, a global enterprise collaboration software company recently purchased by the Aurea family of companies. Prior to Jive Software, she also held assistant general counsel roles at bay-area based companies CafePress, Epocrates and Broadlane. Early in her career, she also served as a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell with a focus on corporate finance and securities practice.
Payment solutions company Fleetcor has appointed Natalie Salunke as its new head of legal. She joins from vehicle rental company Enterprise Rent-a-Car where she was European counsel since 2015, acting as the company’s lead legal adviser for all commercial and corporate legal matters in Europe. Prior to that, Ms Salunke worked in-house with NetSuite, Venda and Travelex and in private practice at Taylor Wessing in 2009.
Aviva UK Life general counsel (GC) and company secretary Monica Risam has left the FTSE 100 insurer after six years. Ms Risam held positions including GC for Aviva Europe and GC for Aviva Group. She has served as GC for Aviva UK Life since 2015 where she was responsible for all aspects of legal risk management and transactional activity across the business and leading a legal and company secretarial team of over 60 across UK and Ireland.