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Jarvis joins Nature's Sunshine as GC and CCO
Nature's Sunshine Products, Inc., has appointed Jamon A. Jarvis General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Nature's Sunshine, Jarvis served as General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer for InterNetwork, Inc., a communications-software company in San Francisco, CA. He has more than a decade's experience, having clerked for a U.S. Federal District Court Judge, worked as a solo practitioner, and served as an in-house attorney for private and public corporations. Nature's Sunshine Products is one of the global leaders in the manufacture and marketing of encapsulated herbs and vitamins.
Tamar Pachter joins stem cell institute as GC
The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) has appointed Tamar Pachter as its new general counsel. Pachter presently serves as Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. An experienced litigator who has practiced for more than 13 years, Pachter served as lead defense counsel earlier while challenging the Constitutionality of the CIRM, its governing board, and Proposition 71, the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act.
UIL Holdings names Randell senior VP and GC
UIL Holdings Corporation has hired Linda Randell to serve as the corporation's senior vice president and general counsel. She will handle legal work both at UIL Holdings and its regulated-utility subsidiary, The United Illuminating Company. Randell earlier worked for law firm Wiggin & Dana, where she was a partner and chair of the utilities and regulated industries practice group. Randell is rated one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in her practice area. She specializes in strategic-planning and hearing work associated with complex regulatory proceedings. In her new capacity, she will report to James P. Torgerson, President and CEO. Based in Connecticut, UIL Holdings Corporation provides electricity and energy-related services to the greater New Haven and Bridgeport region.
Arena is new Keystone GC
John Arena has joined Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., as its new general counsel. He replaces Jim Lockwood, who is retiring this month. Earlier, Arena served as Deputy Chief Legal Officer for Golden Ventures, a healthcare company. Welcoming Arena to Keystone, Richard Keister, the company's CEO, said that his experience with corporate law matters and litigation strategy will help the company immensely. He will, in the meantime, continue to serve Keystone as a consultant to facilitate a smooth transition. Keystone Automotive Industries, Inc., produces and distributes automotive body parts, bumpers, and remanufactured alloy wheels, as well as paint and other materials used in repairing damaged vehicles.
Balakrishna new VP and GC at Courier
Courier Corporation has hired Rajeev Balakrishna as its vice president and general counsel. He will look after all legal affairs relating to Courier's contracting, compliance, corporate-governance, intellectual property-protection, and company-acquisitions matters. A corporate securities and transactional attorney, Balakrishna has more than a decade's experience in the field. He moves into his new post from Proskauer Rose, LLP, in Boston, where he has served as an associate for the past two years. James F. Conway, III, Courier's president and chief executive officer, said that Balakrishna's multifaceted legal and business expertise will be a huge asset to the company. Based in North Chelmsford, MA, Courier Corporation publishes, prints, and sells books.
Allied Waste hires Donovan as GC
Allied Waste Industries, Inc., has appointed Timothy R. Donovan as its executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary, effective April 11. Donovan replaces Steven M. Helm, who retired from the company last August. He will report to John J. Zillmer, chairman and CEO, in his new capacity. Prior to joining Allied, Donovan served as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, and General Counsel for Tenneco, Inc. The second-largest waste-services company in the U.S., Allied Waste Industries, Inc., provides collection, recycling, and disposal services for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.