updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon May 8, 2006
Head legal exec departs
Apple's senior vice president, general counsel and secretary Nancy Heinen has left the company. Heinen is the third Apple exec to leave the company since late March, when software CTO Avie Tevanian and senior vice president of Apple's iPod division Jon Rubinstein departed. Heinen, like Tevanian and Rubinstein, joined Apple in September of 1997 following the company's acquisition of NeXT Software, according to AppleInsider. Heinen served as the primary legal officer for Apple, and was responsible for overseeing all legal matters. Though the terms of her departure remain unclear, the exec sold more than $7.5 million in Apple shares which she acquired under the 2003 Employee Stock Plan. An Apple representative confirmed that Heinen left the company, but could not clarify the terms of her departure, according to the report. Heinen's replacement has yet to be named.