Broadridge selects former SEC counsel for chief legal officer

New chief legal officer at Broadridge will replace Adam Amsterdam who is retiring after serving in the role for almost 30 years.

Broadridge Financial Solutions has appointed the former counsel to Security and Exchanges Commission (SEC) commissioner Roel Campos, as its new chief legal officer.

Keir Gumbs joins Broadridge, replacing Adam Amsterdam who is retiring and stepping into an advisory role after close to 30 years as legal chief.

Gumbs joins Broadridge with an extensive career in financial governance, most recently serving as Uber Technologies’ deputy general counsel and deputy corporate secretary where he oversaw its corporate governance, securities, environmental social and corporate governance (ESG), marketing, payments, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate teams.

Previously in his career, Gumbs also served as a partner at Covington & Burling LLP and notably spent six years at the SEC, joining the regulator in 1999 as an attorney advisor and leaving as the counsel to former SEC commissioner Roel Campos in 2005.

In his new role, Gumbs will oversee the legal, compliance and physical security teams for Broadridge. He will also help lead Broadridge’s policy efforts and will act as the primary legal advisor for senior management.

“I want to thank Adam for 30 years of dedication and his unwavering commitment to developing a world-class legal function that has been vital to enabling Broadridge to operate in an increasingly complex and dynamic legal and regulatory landscape,” said Tim Gokey, Broadridge’s chief executive officer.

“As we continue to drive Broadridge’s evolution, I am excited to welcome Keir to Broadridge. His accomplishments and expertise in corporate governance are certain to be an asset to our company and our clients, and I am confident our leadership team will benefit from his impressive experience and vision.”

Gumbs’ appointment follows Broadridge’s recent $2.5 billion acquisition of trading technology provider Itiviti in June.

The FinTech recently appointed the former Tradebook chief executive Ray Tierney to head up Itiviti following the acquisition.