Bloomberg Law
Dec. 9, 2020, 4:20 PM

Toy Giant Mattel Hires ViacomCBS General Counsel as Legal Chief

Brian Baxter
Brian Baxter

Mattel Inc. has hired its first new law department leader in two decades, tapping ViacomCBS Inc. general counsel Jonathan Anschell to succeed Robert Normile as chief legal officer Jan. 1.

“I am proud to join Mattel at such an exciting and important time in its transformation,” Anschell said in a Tuesday evening announcement of his hire. “I look forward to working with the leadership team on this next stage of growth.”

Anschell leaves ViacomCBS a month after former colleague Laura Franco, general counsel of the company’s legacy CBS Corp.-branded businesses, decamped to become the top lawyer at dating app Bumble. ...

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