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Sep 08, 2022

Covetrus names general counsel

Margie Pritchard was previously vice president and deputy general counsel at the company

Animal-health technology and services company Covetrus has appointed Margie Pritchard as general counsel and corporate secretary. She reports to Ben Wolin, president and CEO.

Pritchard was previously vice president and deputy general counsel at Covetrus. In that role she was responsible for corporate and board governance, public reporting, advising investor relations, employment matters including compensation and providing general legal counsel to executive management.

Her predecessor was Jamey Seely, who joined Crusoe Energy Systems as general counsel in October 2021. Pritchard had been interim general counsel since December 2021.

Margie Pritchard

According to her LinkedIn profile, Pritchard joined Covetrus in 2019 as vice president and senior corporate counsel. Before that she was corporate and employment counsel at Avid Technology. The profile states that earlier in her career she was general counsel at Danskin and before that an attorney with law firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson.

Wolin says in a statement: ‘Margie has been serving as interim general counsel since December 2021, and we are thrilled to have her take up the post as a permanent member of our leadership team. Her breadth of experience and impressive legal acumen have already proven to be invaluable, and the company is fortunate to now more broadly benefit from her trusted guidance and demonstrated ability to help drive Covetrus’ growth.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...