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Connie Chen, chief legal officer of Corel Corporation. Courtesy photo

After taking a two-year break from legal work to raise her second child, Connie Chen said she looked to two familiar faces at Corel Corp. for her next in-house legal role.

On Wednesday, the Ottawa, Canada-based software company, whose WordPerfect word processing application dominated the legal market in the late 1980s and early ’90s, announced it had hired Chen as the company’s chief legal officer. Chen takes over for Dana Dingman, who became vice president of legal. A spokesperson for the company said Dingman is still serving as a “key member” of the company’s legal team.

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Dan Clark

Dan covers cyber security, legal operations and intellectual property for Corporate Counsel. Follow him on Twitter @Danclarkalm.

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