Virtru, a global data security company that invented the Trusted Data Format (TDF), announced it has named veteran technology lawyer Mishi Choudhary its new senior vice president and general counsel.
Choudhary has served as a legal representative for some of the world's most prominent free and open source software developers and distributors, including the Free Software Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Linux Foundation, Debian, Apache Software Foundation and OpenSSL.
She has most recently worked as a partner at Moglen & Associates and previously founded the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) in India.
“Mishi will play an integral role in our efforts to move TDF from primarily a government spec to a true international standard that is capable of helping the world realize the benefits of zero trust data control and enhanced data privacy,” said Virtru CEO John Ackerly.
"This is an incredibly exciting time to be joining Virtru as more developers turn to TDF for governing sensitive data,” Choudhary said.
The no-code software platform announced it has named Akin Adekeye as senior vice president and general counsel.
He brings 17 years of legal experience, with previous positions at Microsoft, Innovative Interfaces, Pratt & Whitney and 4 Over International.
Before his in-house experience, Adekeye began his legal career at Clifford Chance focused on capital markets.
“The dynamic legal landscape in the technology industry can be a difficult one for fast-growing businesses to navigate, so I’m excited to come in and help guide Quickbase as they continue on their upward trajectory,” Adekeye said.
The IT solutions provider announced it has appointed Megan Fine as general counsel.
Fine rejoins Flexential following nearly five years with ServiceSource, where she was senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary.
Before joining ServiceSource, Fine worked as general counsel at Peak 10 + ViaWest, prior to the combined company's rebranding as Flexential.
"We are thrilled to welcome Megan back to Flexential, knowing the depth of knowledge and expertise she previously brought to our team," said Chris Downie, CEO of Flexential.
University of Vermont
The state’s flagship public university announced it has named Trenten Klingerman as vice president for legal affairs and general counsel. He will also serve as assistant secretary of the UVM Board of Trustees.
For the past ten years Klingerman has held key leadership roles at Purdue University, where he is currently deputy general counsel and chief privacy officer.
He previously served two years as Purdue’s vice president for human resources and also worked for a decade at Stuart & Branigin.
“I am confident that the broad scope of Trent’s legal experience combined with his deep understanding of higher education will be valuable assets to UVM,” said President Suresh Garimella.
Georgia Institute of Technology
The public research institution best known as Georgia Tech announced it has named Danette Joslyn-Gaul its new general counsel and vice president for ethics, compliance and legal affairs, effective Sept. 19.
Joslyn-Gaul most recently served as chief compliance officer and a member of the legal leadership team at Pearson, a multinational corporation based in the U.K. that is focused on learning. Her career spanning nearly three decades also includes working for two Georgia governors.
“Her impressive background includes service in both the private and public sectors, including to the state of Georgia,” said Georgia Tech President Ángel Cabrera. “This will position her well in the role, and I look forward to working with her as a member of my leadership team.”