Sony Interactive Entertainment’s chief legal officer, Riley Russell, has announced he’ll be leaving the company in the near future, but will stay on board while an as-of-yet unannounced general counsel takes the lead at the video gaming giant.

San Mateo, California-based Russell, who joined Sony in 1994, has led the company through various ups and downs, such as an aborted movie adaptation of The Last of Us video game, a 2011 hacking lawsuit and five console launches.