Nintendo of America Inc. announced that after 19 years of exemplary service, including more than 12 years as its general counsel, Senior Vice President Richard “Rick” Flamm will retire in the spring.

Initially hired to lead Nintendo’s Litigation team, Rick was soon tapped to also manage the Anti-Piracy team, and was promoted to general counsel in 1999. He grew Nintendo’s Legal department into a modern, dynamic and robust team. His tenure began in the days of the iconic Game Boy™ system and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System™, and carried through the Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and Nintendo 3DS™ eras.

“We sincerely appreciate and want to recognize all Rick has accomplished, not only for Nintendo of America, but also for Nintendo globally,” said Nintendo of America Chairman Tatsumi Kimishima. “His passion for the business and the outstanding efforts and results of his team are unparalleled.”

Before joining Nintendo in 1992, Rick was a partner in the Seattle law firm of Smith & Leary. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College and his law degree from Gonzaga Law School.


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