RIM’s Top Lawyer Abandons Ship Ahead of 6,000 Layoffs

While JUICE mobile today Reuters reports.

Chief Legal Officer Karima Bawa, who has been an integral part of handling patent disputes and commercial deals for RIM, is leaving—just one week after the resignation of Patrick Spence, RIM’s head of global sales. The company has lost several senior executives in addition to these two in the past year.

RIM’s global market share continues to slip, and its share price continues to sink. The Canadian tech firm is pinning its hopes of a recovery—or at least stem the bleeding—on BB10, the next-gen mobile platform and suite of smartphones expected to launch later this year.