NORTH CANTON, Ohio, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) today announced Jonathan B. Leiken is joining the company as senior vice president, chief legal officer and secretary and will oversee the company's global legal practices and corporate compliance programs. Leiken will assume the role effective May 29, reporting to Andy W. Mattes, Diebold president and chief executive officer. Chad F. Hesse, who previously served as vice president, general counsel and secretary, will continue with the company as vice president, corporate counsel and provide senior-level legal guidance on a variety of corporate and compliance-related issues.
Leiken comes to Diebold from his position as a partner at Jones Day, a global law firm where he represented businesses and individuals in significant government investigations, complex civil lawsuits, and at trial. Leiken also conducted international inquiries for U.S. public companies, provided guidance on international acquisitions, and advised clients on developing effective worldwide compliance programs. As a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, serving under U.S. Attorneys Mary Jo White and James B. Comey, Leiken first-chaired federal trials and appeals, worked cooperatively with the SEC, and received commendations from numerous federal agencies including the FBI.
"We're very pleased to have Jon join Diebold, as his breadth of knowledge will bring a great deal of value to the company and add depth to our leadership team," said Mattes. "Having worked closely with Diebold as a client for several years at Jones Day, and through his work in the U.S. government and for numerous other multi-national companies in private practice, Jon is uniquely positioned to provide experienced, senior-level leadership. He is a major addition to the capabilities we've built on the legal and compliance front over the past few years."
A Cleveland native, Leiken earned a juris doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude, and holds a bachelor's degree in politics from Brandeis University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is active in the Cleveland legal and business communities and is the current president of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, which advances the pursuit of justice and the interests of the legal profession on behalf of Northeast Ohio's 10,000 practicing attorneys and judges. He also holds bar admissions in New York and Ohio.
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Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) is a global leader in providing innovative self-service technology, security systems and related services. Diebold has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at www.diebold.com or on Twitter: http://twitter.com/DieboldInc.
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