Google Appoints Halimah DeLaine Prado to Serve as General Counsel

by savoystaff

Google announced that Halimah DeLaine Prado will be taking over legal duties from Kent Walker, a senior vice president, effective immediately. The company promoted Walker to senior vice president of global affairs in 2018, where he took on extra responsibilities, including overseeing Google’s policy, legal, trust and safety, and corporate philanthropy teams.

Prado will oversee legal responsibilities and teams, reporting directly to Walker, the company said.

In a statement, Walker said: “Halimah has been a trusted counselor and exceptional leader, having navigated a variety of cross-product and company-wide issues over the course of her nearly 14-year career at Google. She is uniquely qualified to lead the Legal Department at this critical moment, and I look forward to working with her as we enter this next chapter.”

Prior to her current role, Prado oversaw Google’s global team that worked on legal counseling for Google products including advertisements, Search and YouTube, the company said. She’s been at Google since 2006.

Prado, a graduate of Yale University and Georgetown law school, will also become one of a few Black women to hold the role of general counsel at a Fortune 500 company.

0 comment

You may also like