HP Inc. has hired Yahoo Inc. general counsel Julie Jacobs as its new chief legal officer, the company said in an internal announcement Friday.
Jacobs will join HP on October 3 and will serve as HP’s interim chief legal officer, succeeding Rick Hansen, who served as deputy general counsel in July.
In a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg Law, HP announced the hiring. The company’s president and chief executive, Enrique Lores, said via LinkedIn late Friday that Jacobs would retain the title of chief legal officer and general counsel.
“Julie is a great executive and has led world-class legal, regulatory, government relations and compliance functions throughout her career. will be a great addition to our leadership team.”
Jacobs, who became Yahoo’s top lawyer last year after ten years as general counsel for Verizon Media and America Online, did not respond to a request for comment. He owns online media such as Yahoo, he owns AOL, he bought Verizon Media for $5 billion last year.
Harvey Anderson, HP’s former top attorney after taking over from Kim Rivera last year, stepped down in late July and was replaced by Hansen on an interim basis. Hired Hansen, who worked at dot com. He will remain with the company, according to HP.
An HP spokesperson said Mr. Anderson “decided to retire at the end of this summer.” The company said, “We are grateful to Harvey for his many contributions, including the strong global legal organization that Harvey has helped build. We sincerely wish him every success as he enters the next chapter of his career.” I have.”
Having worked at HP for five years, Anderson is the former General Counsel of Mozilla Corp. and AVG Technologies. Anderson began his in-house career at his Netscape Communications Corp., which merged with his AOL in 1999.
Earlier this year, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired a stake in HP, which sells printers and computers, for $4.2 billion. HP was split in 2015 from his Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co., the former cloud services and information technology division of his predecessor, Hewlett-Packard Co.