Toys "R" Us has promoted James Young to the role of general counsel and corporate secretary, reporting directly to chairman and CEO Dave Brandon. Mr Young, a 10-year veteran of the Toys"R"Us Legal division, has served as assistant corporate secretary and was responsible for overseeing the company's SEC reporting obligations.Mr Young has also played a key role in Toys"R"Us refinancing efforts, and more recently, its restructuring activities. In the new role, Mr Young will take on responsibility for the nearly 15 in-house lawyers and paralegals as well as any outside counsel activities. He will be a member the company's Leadership Team and will also join the Toys"R"Us Children's fund board.'This is a critical time for the company, not only because we are entering the ever-important Holiday season, but as we navigate and eventually emerge from the restructuring process,' said Mr Brandon. Prior to joining the company, Mr Young was corporate counsel for Cytec Industries in New Jersey. Before that he was an associate at Reed Smith. Mr Young replaces Cornell Boggs who joined the company in early 2017.
Mothercare has appointed a new group general counsel and company secretary. Alice Darwall joins from from UK textile services company Berendsen where she worked for nine months until it was taken over by Elis. Prior to that, she spent 10 years as group general counsel of French Connection. She replaces interim general counsel Andrew Eames.
Horizon Global Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, has promoted Jay Goldbaum to the role of general counsel. Mr Goldbaum is now responsible for leading the company’s global corporate development function, and will continue to lead the legal and compliance functions. He most recently served as Horizon Global’s legal director and, prior to joining Horizon Global, Goldbaum served as associate general counsel – commercial law for TriMas Corporation.
Silicon Valley company Adaptive Insights has named Melanie Vinson its new general counsel and secretary. Ms Vinson joins Adaptive Insights after serving for five years as deputy general counsel of Workday where she helped lead the company through its initial public offering and was responsible for the corporate and employment legal teams. Prior to Workday, Vinson was assistant general counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company, where she worked on the acquisition of Compaq Computer Corporation and was the lead lawyer for the servers and storage business. She began her career at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, where she focused on domestic and international corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
New Premier League football club Brighton Hove & Albion has appointed a new head of legal and commercial. Chris Anderson has joined the club from Everton Football Club.