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Square Paid Big for a Super Star Tech Lawyer, Then She Quit After 16 Months on the Job

Just 16 months after joining the $22.5 billion payments company Square as general counsel, Hillary Smith stepped down from the role, reports Business Insider.

Smith joined Square in 2016 with an $8 million compensation package. She’ll stay on as an employee at the company through September to manage the transition, according to reporter Becky Peterson.

“It’s unclear why Smith is stepping down. She did not respond to a request for comment and Square would not provide details about the change in its top legal post, which will be occupied by Sivan Whiteley,” Peterson writes.

Read theĀ Business Insider article.