Snap’s general counsel Chris Handman has stepped down, citing a desire to spend more time with his family. Mr. Handman announced the news in an email to the company employees last week, saying that he was staying on as an advisor.
Mr. Handman had been with the company since mid-2014, having joined after many years as a partner at Hogan Lovells, according to his LinkedIn page. He was known to work closely with CEO Evan Spiegel. In the email sent to employees he noted that the decision to leave was personal.
Dom Perella, Snap's deputy general counsel, will fill in while Snap searches for a permanent replacement.