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ServiceLink hired Donald Blanchard as general counsel. Blanchard brings 14 years of experience as senior counsel to three national settlement service operations. He was previously deputy general counsel for Lender Processing Services Inc.

Yukio Morikubo was appointed senior vice president and general counsel at Intermec Inc. He brings more than 20 years of experience and was formerly general counsel and corporate secretary at drugstore.com before joining Intermec.

Rashmi Garde joined Marin Software as its first general counsel and will over-see global legal affairs. Garde was formerly vice president and general counsel for VMware, and helped it expand from a startup into a public company.

Michelle Davies was named general counsel of Foster Wheeler AG after serving as acting general counsel since 2010. Davies was formerly group legal director and company secretary and member of the executive committee at English Welsh & Scottish Railway Ltd.

Fred Beckley was appointed general counsel and executive vice president of business affairs for Quepasa Corp., a social media technology company. Beckley most recently served as executive vice president, business development and general counsel for TruePosition Inc.

The Global Business Travel Association welcomed Patricia Higginbotham as vice president of governmental relations and general counsel. She formerly worked with Air Transport Association of America as vice president for policy and chief of staff.

Geoffrey T. Williams Jr. joined Alacer Gold Corp. as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Williams most recently served as assistant general counsel and secretary with Intrepid Potash Inc.

Defense and security company Saab AB appointed Annika Baremo general counsel and head of group legal affairs, effective in February. Baremo was previously senior legal adviser at Sandvik Materials Technology.

Tom Gunning was named senior vice president and general counsel for Merck Serono and will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Gunning previously served as senior vice president and general counsel for EMD Serono.

Resource Search Co. Inc. hired Robert A. Schachter as general counsel. Schachter was formerly a partner at Akabas & Sproule, and he also was a partner for 23 years at Robinson Brog Leinwand Greene Genovese & Gluck P.C.
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Title Annotation:CAREER TALK
Publication:InsideCounsel
Date:Dec 29, 2011
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