Former Alcatel-Lucent general counsel Richard Pithcaethly has bagged a role as vice president and U.K. legal director for mobile phone giant Motorola, Legal Week can reveal.

Pithcaethly, who was law vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Lucent for nine years before it merged with Paris-based communications giant Alcatel last year, joined Motorola in August. He is now based at the company’s UK headquarters in Reading.