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L-R: Allen Parker, general counsel with Wells Fargo; Jeff Taylor, executive vice president and chief litigation counsel of Fox Corp.; and Nick Podsiadly, general counsel with FDIC.

March saw a varied range of general counsel moves such as Wells Fargo’s board voting this week for C. Allen Parker, the company’s general counsel, to be interim CEO and president to the National Enquirer owner hiring an in-house lawyer a month after the alleged extortion scandal with Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos.

Major in-house lawyers have left their posts in exchange for other high-profile posts such as the worldwide vice president of litigation at Johnson & Johnson taking the top lawyer job at a medical technology company amid the myriad talc product lawsuits. Also, the General Motors deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer is heading to the newly formed Fox Corp. to be the chief litigation counsel. Online loan marketplace LendingTree’s new general counsel formerly held a senior managing counsel position at Mastercard while the ex-chief legal officer of Angie’s List took the legal reins at its parent company.

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Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at [email protected], Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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