Hanover, MD (September 8, 2022) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Chris Cheng as general counsel and corporate secretary at Nomad Health in New York, NY. The search was conducted by Carol Warren Simon, partner, and Tam T.T. Pham, managing director, with MLA’s In-House Counsel Recruiting group in San Francisco.
Nomad Health is a Joint Commission Certified technology company that is simplifying the $40 billion healthcare staffing industry. The company has built the first online marketplace for temporary clinical jobs. Nomad offers higher pay to clinicians, lower costs to health systems, and a streamlined, transparent process to the entire market. Nomad is simple, modern healthcare staffing on demand.
Reporting directly to Chief Executive Officer Alexi Nazem, Chris will serve as a key member of the senior leadership team and be responsible for the direction and management of all legal matters, including governance and securities, commercial contracts and business transactions, employment law, general corporate work and compliance. As Nomad's first in-house legal hire, Chris will also be charged with building out its legal team.
“It was a pleasure to partner with Nomad to find their first general counsel, and we are delighted with the outcome. Chris is a terrific addition to this rapidly growing, mission-oriented company,” said Carol Warren Simon. Tam Pham added, “His industry know-how and business acumen will be a huge asset to Nomad for years to come.”
"We are grateful to have partnered with Major, Lindsey & Africa for the placement of Nomad’s first general counsel and corporate secretary,” said Alexi Nazem, co-founder and CEO of Nomad Health. “Chris is incredibly accomplished with over a decade of legal experience working for top tech companies, and we could not be more excited for him to join our team as Nomad enters a new phase of growth and maturity."
Chris most recently served as associate general counsel for Zoom Video Communications, leading its global product compliance team and responsible for the delivery of legal support for issues related to compliance, privacy and intellectual property. Prior to joining Zoom, he was head of legal for Uber Works, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Uber Technologies. He also spent six years with Upwork as vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary and a few years with eBay as product and commercial counsel. Before moving in-house, he was a corporate associate with both K&L Gates and Perkins Coie. Chris earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law and his B.S. from Columbia University.
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