Novell's general counsel resigns

Novell's general counsel is leaving town. Joe LaSala is moving to Discovery Communications.


Novell's general counsel, Joe LaSala, is resigning to become senior executive vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Discovery Communications, according to a filing made with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

I had a few interactions with Joe while at Novell and really liked him. He's a quality person and this should be seen as a lateral move (though arguably an upgrade) in his career, as Discovery is a great company.

Best of wishes to Joe in this new role. Best to get out before SCO spends all the money it owes Novell.

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