Online real estate marketplace Auction.com has appointed Mindy Heppberger as chief legal officer.

Heppberger is a former Yahoo executive who joined Irvine, Calif.-based Auction.com in 2013, where she has served as the company's vice president and deputy general counsel. Heppberger is a 17-year industry veteran who in addition to working as vice president and deputy general counsel for Yahoo has been an associate with global law firm Latham & Watkins.

In her new role Heppberger will oversee all legal, regulatory, intellectual property, government relations, compliance, ethics and corporate governance matters for Auction.com. She will be based in Belmont, Calif.

Since joining the company, "I’ve been able to see firsthand how Auction.com is transforming the way real estate is transacted, and I am excited for this new opportunity to help accelerate that transformation,” she said in a press release.

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