Hanover, MD (January 17, 2017) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Rebecca (Becky) W. House as senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Rockwell Automation, Inc. The search was led by Paul Williams and Mindy Sircus of Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, based in Chicago.
Rockwell Automation, Inc., the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people, serving customers in more than 80 countries. Becky will lead the company’s legal affairs and compliance, contracts and negotiations, the corporate secretarial function, government affairs, environmental health and safety, information and physical security, global trade compliance, and product safety.
“Becky has experience integrating legal teams into the business so they are not only legal and risk assessment experts, but also valued and trusted business partners who understand strategic objectives and business goals,” said Paul Williams, partner.
“As Becky builds on the legacy of the previous general counsel who is retiring after 12 years in the role, her track record of relationship-based leadership, employee development and engagement, and collaborative and continuous improvement efforts are a good fit with Rockwell’s culture,” said Mindy Sircus, managing director.
Becky was previously assistant general counsel at Harley-Davidson Inc., overseeing legal operations and company compliance. She was also the assistant board secretary. For more than six years at Harley-Davidson, she led cross-functional teams that provided counsel for all aspects of the company’s business. Prior to Harley-Davidson, she spent 12 years at Foley & Lardner in Milwaukee, serving as a partner for five years. She is currently a director and board president for Sojourner Family Peace Center, the largest provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin.
Becky holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School (magna cum laude) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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