Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA), a major social game developer, reported Phuong Phillips as the new Chief Legal Officer of company, effective Monday, September 25. Phillips will look after all government relations and legal affairs for the firm, and will report directly to CEO Frank Gibeau.

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CEO Gibeau expressed that he is thrilled to welcome Phillips to Zynga. She has a validated track record of navigating evolving and complex industries, while working with teams to lead positive business outcomes. They look forward to bringing her experience across mergers and acquisitions, governance and corporate affairs to company’s Legal team.

Phillips has extensive experience of over 15 years in the field of clean energy industry and technology legal experience. Before joining Zynga, she was Associate General Counsel for Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), where she looked after the post-acquisition integrations of Grohmann Engineering and SolarCity Corp. Before that, she has spent over six years at SolarCity, a clean energy firm.

On her new role, Phillips commented that she is incredibly delighted to join Zynga in its objective to connect the world via games, and work with Gibeau and the leadership team on the firm’s upcoming chapter. Zynga’s passionate employees, together with its known forever franchises like Zynga Poker, CSR2 and Words with Friends, make it one of the most vibrant mobile gaming firms around. She is thrilled to direct Zynga Legal, and associate with teams across the firm to deliver players their preferred social mobile gaming experiences.

Before joining SolarCity, Phillips served as a Corporate Attorney at popular firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati for over 7 years, where she exemplified a wide range of technology and developing growth firms on corporate governance, venture and private equity financing, public reporting, securities laws, IPOs and M&A.

In the last trading session, the stock price of Zynga gained more than 1% to close the day at $3.88.