Irwin Mitchell appoints general counsel after eight months

February 27, 2018 After an eight-month search, Irwin Mitchell has filled its general counsel position with ex-Dell and Visa lawyer Bruce Macmillan.

The firm’s hunt for a general counsel began when incumbent Kevin Cunningham stepped down so that he could instead take a consultancy role at the firm, after three years in the in-house position.

Group chief executive Andrew Tucker cited Macmillan’s extensive in-house experience at such companies as Visa and Dell as the main source of the firm’s confidence in its decision.

Macmillan’s early private practice experience includes legacy Gouldens, before its merger with Jones Day in 2003, and in Brussels at legacy SJ Berwin.

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