Google’s Christine Flores Is Pinterest’s New General Counsel

Michael Yang announced last November that he was leaving the social network

Pinterest pinned Google vice president of legal Christine Flores as its new general counsel, succeeding Michael Yang, who announced last November that he was leaving the social network.

Flores led multiple corporate legal teams at Google, including: mergers and acquisitions; securities and corporate governance; real estate; and ethics and compliance.

Prior to her 10-year stint at Google, she served as an associate at law firms Proskauer Rose and Skadden Arps.

Flores will report to co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann, who said in a statement:

Christine is a proven leader with a decade of experience in corporate law, and she has tackled some of the most challenging projects in the business world, from the Alphabet reorganization to large international acquisitions and investments. Her passion for the product and belief in our mission to help people discover ideas that improve their everyday lives made Christine a strong match. We are committed to building our company for the long term, and I know Christine will be an influential part of making that happen.

Image courtesy of matdesign24/iStock. David Cohen is editor of Adweek's Social Pro Daily.