In-House Career Changes

Russell Elmer was named general counsel of Pricelock Inc., a Redwood City, Calif.-based company that offers fuel price predictability and carbon offsets to businesses. Previously he was general counsel for E*TRADE Financial. (Read a profile of E*TRADE's new GC.)

Timothy J. Mayopoulos was named executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of Washington, D.C.-based Fannie Mae. Previously he was executive vice president and general counsel of Bank of America.

Michael Bradfield was named general counsel of Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Most recently he was an attorney at Jones Day in Washington, D.C.

Honeywell International, a Morris Township, N.J.-based technology and manufacturing company, promoted Katherine Adams to senior vice president and general counsel. Most recently she was general counsel of Honeywell's Specialty Materials division.

Seattle-based Fisher Communications Inc. promoted Christopher Bellavia to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Previously he was vice president, senior attorney and corporate secretary for the company.

Juan Otero was named general counsel and corporate secretary of Redwood City, Calif.-based Trilliant Inc., a smart grid management company. Previously, Otero was general counsel and secretary of Harris Stratex Networks.

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Better Place, an electric car service provider, named David Kennedy general counsel. Previously he was general counsel at Palo Alto-based BusinessObjects.

Cleveland-based health care insurer Medical Mutual of Ohio has named Patrick Dugan chief legal officer and executive vice president. Previously he was a partner in the Columbus office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey.

Ezcorp Inc., an Austin, Texas-based credit lender, has named Thomas Welch senior vice president and general counsel. Previously he was executive vice president and general corporate counsel at Dell Inc.

Louisville, Ky.-based Steel Technologies Inc. named Joseph Kamer vice president, general counsel and secretary. Previously he was associate general counsel and assistant secretary of Lexmark International Inc.

Foxboro, Mass.-based Quick Hit, an online game developer, named Kelli O'Donnell general counsel and vice president of legal. She was previously corporate counsel for Turbine, another online game developer.

Maidenform Brands Inc., an intimate apparel company based in Iselin, N.J., named Nanci Prado executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Previously she was general counsel at Omrix Biopharmaceuticals.

Tempe, Ariz.-based LifeLock, an identity theft protection company, has named Clarissa Cerda general counsel. Previously she was vice president, general counsel and chief privacy officer for Initiate Systems Inc.

Sagent Advisors Inc., a New York-based investment bank, has named Osamu Watanabe general counsel and chief compliance officer. Previously he was executive director and senior counsel at UBS Investment Bank.

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hagen, Streiff, Newton & Oshiro, a forensic accounting and electronic data solutions company, named Andy Rickman general counsel and partner in charge of corporate investigations and compliance practice. Previously he was counsel in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom's Washington, D.C., office.


Other In-house News

Lockheed Martin Corp., based in Bethesda, Md., has promoted David Heywood to vice president, taxes, and general tax counsel.


Law Firm News

David Hill, the former general counsel of the Department of Energy, has joined Sidley Austin as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office.

Kurt Wimmer, the former general counsel of newspaper publisher Gannett Co., has joined Covington & Burling as a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. Gannett's associate general counsel, Todd Mayman, replaced Wimmer as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary.

Erin Hennessy, the former assistant general counsel and chief trademark counsel at Time Warner Inc., joined K&L Gates as of counsel in the firm's Seattle office.

Assistant Editor Christopher Danzig researched and wrote Career Talk. Please send him promotions, career changes and hires at cdanzig@insidecounsel.com.

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