Nokia Siemens hires HP legal chief as general counsel

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) has hired Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Europe legal chief as its general counsel.

Joyce Norcini has left her role as HP’s general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and will join NSN on Monday (2 August).

Norcini takes over from Sirpa-Helena Sormunen, who was installed as acting general counsel following the departure of Kirsi Komi earlier this year. Sormunen will continue in her role as head of legal and compliance for customer operations.

During her time at HP Norcini was closely involved in the company’s 2002 merger with Compaq and its multi-billion dollar acquisition of EDS.

NSN CEO Rajeev Suri said: “Having played a crucial role in two of the IT industry’s largest mergers, we can draw on the extensive experience that Joyce brings. I look forward to her joining us during this key period.”

Norcini, who started her career as a prosecutor with the Office of the District Attorney in New York, will be based at NSN’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland.

Norcini has been replaced by David Bruscino, who was formerly deputy general counsel for HP in Asia Pacific and Japan. Before joining HP Bruscino was general counsel of AOL Latin America.

HP was unavailable for comment.