13 March 2019 at 13:49 BST

Around the house

Among this week's new appointments, general counsel books herself the prize legal seat at Ticketmaster.


Karen Klein has been named as executive vice president and general counsel at Ticketmaster. Ms Klein, a veteran technology attorney, will lead Ticketmaster’s legal, government affairs, public policy, and human resources teams, reporting to Ticketmaster president Jared Smith. She brings two decades of experience to Ticketmaster with expertise that includes corporate governance, software and SaaS licensing, intellectual property strategy and management, mergers & acquisitions, and international expansion, the company said. Ms Klein most recently served as chief administrative officer and general counsel at hotel booking platform, HotelTonight.

Dunkin' Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, has announced the appointment of David Mann as senior vice president and chief legal officer. Mr Mann will serve on the company's leadership team and will report directly to Dave Hoffmann, Dunkin' Brands ceo and Dunkin' US president. He replaces Rich Emmett, who is retiring as chief legal and human resources officer. Mr Mann was previously senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Marriott International, and worked on the company's landmark $13 billion acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016.

LendingTree has appointed Laura Yens as their new general counsel, Ms Yens was formerly
in-house counsel at Mastercard. She officially started in her role February 27 overseeing all of the legal functions at LendingTree, a North Carolina-based online loan marketplace. Ms Yens replaces Kate Pierce, who retired from the company in August and began working as LendingTree’s general counsel in 2010. Ms Yens previously worked as counsel of payments systems at Alston & Bird, where she advised clients on strategies and the development of payment technologies.

Dana O’Brien has joined the Brink’s Company, a global cash management, secure route-based logistics and payment solutions provider. Ms O’Brien will join the company as senior vice president and general counsel effective April 15, 2019. She has a background in logistics and substantial expertise in handling legal matters on a global scale including regulatory compliance and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Brink’s, Ms O’Brien was senior vice president and general counsel at CenterPoint Energy, where she was responsible for legal, compliance, government affairs and internal audit.


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