Gregory Goeckner has been appointed COO and general counsel at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

Goeckner’s previous experience includes serving as evp and general counsel at the Motion Picture Association Of America.

Prior to the MPAA Goeckner served as special counsel at O’Melveny & Myers where clients included the US majors and IBM.

“We were thoroughly impressed by Greg and his credentials,” said HFPA president Aida Takla-O’Reilly. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective that will help further the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s efforts.”