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Autodesk Appoints Ruth Ann Keene as Chief Legal Officer
Ruth Ann Keene has boomeranged back to Autodesk after five years at Unity Technologies to serve as the design and creation software company’s new EVP of Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.
Ruth Ann Keene. Image courtesy of Autodesk
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Ruth Ann Keene has boomeranged back to Autodesk after five years at Unity Technologies to serve as the design and creation software company’s new EVP of Corporate Affairs and Chief Legal Officer.

Based in Autodesk’s San Francisco headquarters, Keene will oversee all legal matters, providing counsel to company leadership and leading its government affairs and public policy unit.

Keene will likely hit the ground running as she brings a depth of institutional knowledge from her previous tenure as Autodesk’s Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from 2005 to 2016. Keene returns to Autodesk after serving as the Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at real-time development platform Unity for the past five years.

"I’m thrilled to welcome Ruth Ann back to Autodesk and look forward to her valuable guidance and expertise as chief legal officer for the company," CEO Andrew Anagnost said in a press release. "Her extensive experience advising platform and technology companies, innovative approach to legal matters, and familiarity with Autodesk make her a perfect addition for the needs of our customers, partners, employees, and communities at large."

"Returning to Autodesk is like a homecoming for me,” Keene added. “And I am excited to support the innovation and growth of Autodesk as the technology leader in design and make software.”

Keene rejoins Autodesk as the company begins to apply its 3D design technology to the metaverse. Her legal acumen will be put to use as the company will likely look to forge more partnerships and make more acquisitions as it enters the metaverse. Last month, Autodesk invested in AI-powered 3D motion capture startup Radical and in January, the company acquired cloud solutions provider Moxion.

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