The beginning of midyear hiring and the end of the second fiscal quarter brought out more announcements on the top lawyers appointed this month and earlier this year.

As the COVID-19 pandemic dampened business outlooks, it seemed more companies opted to delay the job start time of their new general counsels and chief legal officers or allowed them to work mostly in a remote location—without public notification. Now with the economy opening up, albeit some places like California and Texas closing again over the increase in the novel coronavirus cases, companies look more comfortable to let the public know about a new legal leader.