Hanover, MD (April 3, 2019) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Alfredo Gomez as vice president and general counsel at U.S. Auto Parts Network, Inc. (U.S. Auto Parts) in Carson, California. The search was led by Joanna Herman, managing director with MLA’s In-House Practice Group in San Diego.
In his new role, Alfredo will have accountability for all corporate and business legal issues including corporate governance matters, SEC reporting, commercial contracts, employment law, executive compensation, intellectual property, real estate, litigation, tax and data privacy. He will also serve as chief administrative officer and oversee the overall Human Resources function on a global basis. U.S. Auto Parts is a leading pure-play Internet retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, including collision, engine and performance parts and accessories.
“This was a highly competitive national search,” said Joanna Herman. “With Alfredo’s prior experience as a public company general counsel, he was a clear match for U.S. Auto Parts. U.S. Auto Parts will be in great hands as their legal leadership transitions.”
Before joining U.S. Auto Parts, Alfredo served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Guidance Software, directing and executing on legal strategies, including in the areas of securities, contracts, litigation, employment, compliance and governance. Prior to this, he served as deputy general counsel at Hanmi Bank and general counsel at EMCORE Corporation. Alfredo’s background also includes various legal roles with j2 Global Communications and Western Digital Corporation. He started his career as an associate with Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, PC.
“I'm extremely delighted to be joining U.S. Auto Parts at this exciting time in its history as it looks to capitalize on its market opportunity by leveraging its strong foundation as one of the premier online providers of aftermarket auto parts,” said Alfredo. “The company has a proven track record, and I look forward to doing my part to fuel its growth.”
Alfredo earned a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a bachelor's degree in economics from Stanford University.
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