Bloomberg Law
Aug. 17, 2021, 9:31 AM

South by Southwest Legal Chief Stepping Down After Partial Sale

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

SXSW LLC, the company behind the annual media conference and music festival known as South by Southwest, is in the market for a general counsel after its longtime legal chief announced plans to step down.

Heather VanDyke, hired in 2015 as general counsel for the Austin, Texas-based gathering, disclosed her departure in a post on her LinkedIn profile this month.

“After a lot of agonizing, I’ve made the incredibly tough decision to step down from my role as GC of SXSW so I can focus on trying to start a family, which hasn’t come easily for me,” wrote VanDyke, a ...

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