Katherine Adams is Apple's new general counsel and SVP
Katherine Adams, formerly of Honeywell, is joining Apple as general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Global Security. Bruce Sewell, who saw Apple through its legal battles with Samsung, among others, and its standoff with the FBI, will be retiring after 8 years with the company.
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Adams joins Apple in the midst of ongoing lawsuits with cellular modem supplier, Qualcomm, and continued uncertain over how privacy and encryption laws will evolve and be interpreted around the globe. It's a critically important job at Apple and one that affects every customer.
On behalf of everyone here, we wish Adams the very best in her new role, and Sewell every happiness in his retirement.
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