Republic Appoints New General Counsel

Phoenix-based Republic Services has appointed Michael Rissman to the positions of executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He has served as acting general counsel and corporate secretary of the firm since March.

Rissman joined Allied Waste as vice president and deputy general counsel in 2007, and took the same positions with Republic after Republic acquired Allied in 2008.

“We are pleased to announce Mike’s appointment as general counsel for Republic Services,” said James O’Connor, Republic’s chairman and CEO, in a press release. “He brings with him many years of legal experience, and I look forward to his future contributions to the company.”