RISMEDIA, August 16, 2010—Real estate website Zillow.com announced the appointment of Kathleen Philips as general counsel. Philips brings extensive experience running corporate law and other departments in leading startup and mid-stage companies, including FanSnap, Pure Digital Technologies, StubHub and Hotwire.com. She will report to Zillow’s Chief Operating Officer Spencer Rascoff and oversee the company’s legal affairs, including corporate governance, partnership agreements, intellectual property rights and compliance matters.
“Kathleen’s range of legal and operating experience in high-growth technology companies makes her the ideal person to head Zillow’s legal efforts as we continue to grow and expand our capabilities,” said Rascoff, who previously worked with Philips at Hotwire. “We’re thrilled to welcome such a high-caliber pro to our executive team and I’m personally excited to work with Kathleen again.”
Philips most recently was general counsel at FanSnap, Inc., a venture capital-backed ticket search engine, where she handled securities law compliance and legal issues relating to investor relations, corporate finance, human resources and technology licensing. In addition, Philips was responsible for customer support, online marketing, and finance operations. During her tenure, she also led lobbying efforts to transform state and federal ticket resale laws.
Before FanSnap, Philips was general counsel at Pure Digital Technologies, the maker of Flip Video cameras acquired by Cisco in 2009, where she handled board and stockholder issues, securities law compliance and intellectual property litigation, among other legal matters. Prior to that, Philips served as general counsel for StubHub, the online ticket marketplace acquired by eBay in 2007. She also served as general counsel at Hotwire.com, where she led the legal team in the negotiation and closing of the company’s $657 million acquisition by InterActiveCorp in 2003.
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