In-house career changes

Notable moves in the corporate legal world

GC Appointments

The Securities and Exchange Commission named Geoffrey Aronow general counsel. Aronow previously spent four and a half years as a partner at Bingham McCutchen. Other law firms at which Aronow has worked include Arnold & Porter and Heller Ehrman. He also served in the public sector between 1995 and 1999 as director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s enforcement division.

Edward Lazarus was named the general counsel of the Tribune Co. Lazarus previously served as the Federal Communications Commission’s chief of staff from 2009 until February 2012. His prior work experience also includes stints as a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld—where he chaired the firm’s national litigation steering committee—and as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles.

Lisa Brown is now vice president and general counsel of Georgetown University. Brown has previously held several different titles as a White House attorney, including deputy counsel and counsel to former Vice President Al Gore, and, most recently, acting chief performance officer. Her prior work experience also includes stints as a partner at Goodwin Procter and as executive director of the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. 

Alcon Entertainment, a film production company, promoted David Fierson to general counsel and executive vice president of business affairs. Fierson became the company’s first in-house counsel when he joined as vice president of business affairs in 2006.

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