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Zynga hires former Associate General Counsel for Tesla as its new Chief Legal Officer

Phuong Phillips to oversee legal affairs for the whole company

Zynga hires former Associate General Counsel for Tesla as its new Chief Legal Officer

Zynga has hired former Associate General Counsel for Tesla Phuong Phillips as its new Chief Legal Officer.

She will oversee legal affairs and government relations across the entire company. Her role will see her answering directly to Zynga CEO Frank Gibeau.

Phillips joins from Tesla, where she served as Associate General Counsel following the acquisition of her previous company SolarCity. She spent over six years at the energy firm, acting as Vice President, Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Head of Corporate and Securities.

Connect the world

"I'm incredibly proud to join Zynga in its mission to connect the world through games, and work with Frank and the leadership team on the Company's next chapter," said Phillips.

"Zynga's passionate employees, combined with its popular forever franchises like Words With Friends, Zynga Poker and CSR2, make it one of the most dynamic mobile gaming companies around. I'm excited to lead Zynga Legal, and partner with teams across the company to deliver players their favorite social mobile gaming experiences."

Zynga is currently planning a huge expansion in India as it pushes further into the region. The company also landed in 36th place on our top 50 mobile game developers of 2017.


Ric is the Editor of, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.


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