Around the house

By Melissa Lesh

19 March 2014 at 11:54 BST

A weekly round-up of moves across the globe.

A weekly round-up of moves across the globe. Ken Wolter

Tamara L. Joseph was appointed to senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer of InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) on Monday.  She has experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries thanks to her previous role as senior VP and general counsel at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Source: Wall Street Journal

Molecular diagnostics company Veracyte has named Julie A. Brooks as next executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary.  She has 23 years of general counsel experience and will be joining Veracyte from Coneptus, Inc., where she guided them through the process of acquisition by Bayer Healthcare LLC. Source: Market Watch

Canada-based company Manulife Financial announced the retirement of Jean-Paul Bisnaire, their senior executive vice president, corporate affairs  and general counsel.  Stephen Sigurdson, Manulife’s current executive vice president and general counsel  (Canada) , will take Bisnaire’s place. Source: PR Newswire

David Drummond will be leaving his role of Google’s chief legal officer and senior VP for corporate development to join the board of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR).  He will be one of nine legal directors on the board.  Drummond also handles Google Ventures and Google Capital, two of Google’s investment arms.  Source: New York Times

Last Thursday, the US Senate announced that Caroline Krass will be general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Her appointment is thought to be a political move on the Senate’s part to gain access to the CIA’s post-9/11 interrogation.  Source: Washington Post

Mine Hifizi will join Virgin Media as general counsel, replacing Pamela Claridge.  Prior to her appointment, she led the international legal and government affairs team at Discovery Communications.  Claridge will not be leaving Virgin altogether, but will return to her previous role as director of commercial.  Source: The Lawyer


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