AffiniPay, the mum or dad firm of funds platform LawPay and apply administration platform MyCase, right this moment named Catherine Dawson, a lawyer with 20 years of expertise in knowledge privateness, cybersecurity and mergers and acquisitions, as its normal counsel. The information comes per week after AffiniPay named one other lady to its government suite, advertising and software program government Ana Villegas as its chief advertising officer.
The corporate’s C-suite already included a girl CEO, Dru Armstrong, and a girl EVP of individuals assets, Erin Brooks. The corporate was based by a girl, Amy Porter, who stays its government chairperson.
This information is especially noteworthy given that girls and other people of colour stay underrepresented amongst authorized expertise founders and executives. A survey last year by Kristen Sonday, cofounder and COO of authorized tech startup Paladin, discovered simply 57 ladies founders of authorized expertise corporations.
Dawson (pictured proper above) joins AffiniPay from the information privateness firm Osano, the place she had been normal counsel and chief privateness officer since December 2020. Earlier than that, she was chief authorized officer at one other knowledge privateness firm, Spiceworks.
Earlier in her profession, she was an legal professional with the agency Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for 10 years, and likewise labored on the corporations Gunderson Dettmer and Jones Day.
Earlier than becoming a member of AffiniPay, Villegas (pictured left above) was chief advertising officer at Nationwide Devices, the place she facilitated the corporate’s world rebrand and led worldwide advertising, company influence and communications methods. Previous to NI, she spent greater than 16 years at Dell main digital advertising initiatives, in addition to launching digital funds within the monetary sector in Peru.
She is initially from Peru.