12 June 2019

Around the house

Going, going, gone to Phillips! All the moves around the house this week.


Phillips auction house has named Hartley Waltman as general counsel of the Americas. Mr Waltman joins Phillips in July after 20 years at Christie’s, most recently as senior vice president and senior counsel. In his new role, he will oversee legal functions in North America from Phillips’s New York office, reporting to Martin Wilson, Phillips’s chief legal counsel. Edward Dolman, Phillips’s ceo, said Mr Hartman “brings with him considerable expertise, sharp judgment, and a long track record of successfully negotiating high value art transactions and resolving complex disputes.”

Aon general counsel Peter Lieb is leaving the global brokerage after a decade at the helm. Mr Lieb will transition from his role as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Aon to a position as “special legal adviser” to the company’s chief executive officer by year’s end and retire, effective Dec. 31, 2020, according to an SEC filing.

The Bank Policy Institute is promoting John Court to serve as the trade group's general counsel. Mr Court, who has been deputy general counsel at the organization since its inception last year, will succeed Jeremy Newell in July. Mr Newell is departing for Covington & Burling. Mr Court previously served as the deputy general counsel to BPI’s predecessor organization, The Clearing House, beginning in 2012. Before that he worked in private practice for 10 years.

Alissa “Ali” Jubelirer has joined Revolution as general counsel after spending more than seven years in Groupon’s legal department in Chicago. She most recently served as vice president, deputy general counsel and global employment and chief compliance officer at Groupon.

Allen & Overy has announced former partner David Slade has been appointed as general counsel of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). Previous to his appointment, Mr Slade was the senior partner of the firm’s Washington DC office and a partner at A&O for 23 years. Allen & Overy said it has proudly served as a trusted legal advisor to EXIM for over two decades on numerous financings around the world.

Genome editing company Precision BioSciences has appointed Dario Scimeca as General Counsel. Mr Scimeca was formerly associate general counsel for Genentech and corporate counsel Élan Pharmaceuticals. “As in-house counsel for companies that develop and commercialize innovative therapies, I view helping those with unmet medical needs as the ultimate goal of my work,” he said.

Amkor Technology, a provider of outsourced semiconductor packaging and test services, has announced that Mark N Rogers has joined the Company as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, reporting to Steve Kelley, Amkor’s president and chief executive officer. Mr Rogers succeeds Gil Tily, who has retired as general counsel. He has over 25 years of corporate legal and transaction experience, and joins Amkor after five years at ON Semiconductor, where he served as assistant general counsel, assistant corporate secretary and in other key legal roles.

Atria Wealth Solutions, a multi-channel wealth management solutions holding company, has hired Patricia Solfaro as general counsel. Ms Solfaro will be responsible for driving the strategic direction and management of the legal, regulatory and compliance functions of the holding company and its subsidiary broker-dealers. She previously held senior leadership positions at top tier financial institutions, including head of wealth and investment management compliance for Barclays and director of private banking litigation at Credit Suisse. She brings two decades of regulatory and risk mitigation experience to the firm, as well as core business and industry knowledge.

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