WHITE PLAINS-Kenneth S. Siegel has been named executive vice president, general counsel of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Worldwide, Inc. headquartered here. Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and chief executive officer of Starwood, says that Siegel will be responsible for worldwide legal and government relations for the company, including counsel on all corporate matters at both the senior management and Board of Directors level.

“Ken’s wide range of legal and managerial expertise coupled with his successes as both outside counsel and in-house counsel make him well qualified to take on the general counsel role at Starwood,” Sternlicht says.

Siegel has served as senior vice president and general counsel of Cognizant/IMS Health/The Gartner Group for the last four years. From 1994 to 1997, Siegel was a corporate partner with Baker & Botts LLP, responsible for a full range of corporate legal services with particular focus on technology-oriented clients including Lotus, Polaroid, Dell and TCI as well as representation of international leveraged buyout funds and securities firms.

Before that, he served as corporate partner with O’Sullivan Graev & Karabell LLP where he focused on work for Lotus as well as major transactional work including the acquisition of Motel 6 by Accor. Siegel began his career in 1980 as a corporate associate with Cravath Swaine & Moore.

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