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The Waverley Street Foundation, an organization formed by Laurene Powell Jobs to combat climate change, has appointed Emiliano Martinez as its first general counsel.

Martinez has spent the past four years as an A.J Legal Director The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic endeavor supported by the co-founder and CEO of Meta Platforms Inc. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan.

Martinez began his career as a litigator at Irell & Manella before moving on to work for two other non-profit organizations before joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Waverly Street added Martinez’s name to its location Staff list This month, he admitted his new job at a statement Posted on his LinkedIn profile.

Powell JobsThe billionaire widow of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc. , in 2024 that her family’s office, Emerson Collective LLC, will Invest $3.5 billion More than 10 years with Waverley Street helping the Palo Alto, California-based nonprofit fight the growing climate crisis.

Martinez and Waverley Street did not respond to requests for comment.

Waverley Street appointed Jared Blumenfeld last summer to be its president and inaugural leader. Blumenfeld is an environmental attorney who most recently served as head of the California Environmental Protection Agency.

O’Melveny & Myers handled the branding business for Waverley Street, which takes its name from a street in Palo Alto where The Jobs family lived.

As for Jobs’ Emerson Collective, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati advised the family office in 2017 on acquisition Majority stake in The Atlantic, a political and cultural magazine.

Wilson Sonsini rehired Daniel “Danny” Glazer-Signego as a firm partner in San Diego after she spent three years at home at the Emerson Collective. The investment firm has hired replacement counsel in Scott Exner, a former senior attorney at Alltrue, a socially conscious startup. folded last year.

Christine Brock, general counsel for the Emerson Collective, joined the organization in 2017 after spending time at three law firms, including Wilson Sonsini, which has For a long time Relations with Apple.

Former Apple attorney Katherine “Katie” Tagoe was named general counsel a year ago for the XQ Institute, an Oakland, California-based nonprofit focused on education that is one of many… Supported organizations By Paul Jobs and the for-profit Emerson Group, Bloomberg Low reported in January.