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Twitter’s Top Risk Management Lawyer Jumps to Software Unicorn

Nov. 3, 2022, 9:00 PM

Twitter Inc.’s head of regulatory compliance and risk, Jisha Dymond, has left the social media company amid its takeover by Elon Musk.

Dymond has joined OneTrust LLC, a Sandy Springs, Ga.-based privacy and security software company, as its new chief ethics and compliance officer. Dymond’s New York bar registration currently lists her business address as OneTrust’s headquarters.

“I wanted to make sure I was going to a place that directly impacted people’s lives and our culture,” Dymond said in a statement posted to her LinkedIn account. She and OneTrust didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Dymond is the latest in a series of lawyers to leave Twitter in recent months as the social media company sought to resolve a takeover saga involving Musk. Twitter could see half of its workforce eliminated as of Friday, according to Bloomberg News.

Her departure came as Musk—aided by his personal lawyer Alex Spiro of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan—terminated Twitter’s longtime chief legal, policy, and trust officer Vijaya Gadde and general counsel Sean Edgett. Musk completed his long-awaited acquisition of San Francisco-based Twitter last week.

OneTrust earlier this year hired HP Inc.’s former top lawyer Kim Rivera to be its first chief legal and business officer. Rivera in the past few months has built out the in-house legal team at the company, which reached unicorn status in 2020.

In September, OneTrust hired deputy general counsel for corporate, mergers and acquisitions and governance Lisa Kwon, who spent the past four years in a variety of roles at multi-level marketing company Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

Dymond’s Path

Dymond spent the first decade of her legal career handling political law and appellate work at Genova, Burns & Giantomasi, a prominent New Jersey law firm. She went on to spend a year in the political law group at JPMorgan Chase & Co.

She then joined Sculptor Capital Management Inc., where she became head of enterprise risk and helped the asset management giant formerly known as Och-Ziff Capital Management reshape its compliance team following a bribery scandal.

Twitter hired Dymond as its US ethics and compliance lead in late 2019. She was promoted last year to her most recent role, which required Dymond to deal with content regulation and other regulatory matters.

In a podcast interview earlier this year, Dymond spoke about growing up as a child of Indian immigrants and being the first person in her family to go to college.

Dymond also spoke about the benefits of Twitter’s monthly “days of rest,” which Musk reportedly eliminated this week.

To contact the reporter on this story: Brian Baxter in New York at bbaxter@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Chris Opfer at copfer@bloomberglaw.com; John Hughes at jhughes@bloombergindustry.com