Features December 2016

Adam Kokas – Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

Several years ago, legislation was drafted requiring airlines to install on each aircraft a secondary cockpit door designed to protect pilots from potentially dangerous passengers. For aircraft that carry passengers, it made sense. But newer all-cargo aircraft have open cockpits without doors or bulkheads.  Imposition of a requirement to install “secondary” doors on such aircraft […]

Anna Mechling – Liberty Tax Service

Growing up as the daughter of an attorney, Anna Mechling has had an interest in law for as long as she can remember. An experienced litigator, Mechling’s father imparted two pieces of advice that have long stuck with her. “He said law school teaches you a new way of thinking and he also always told […]

Cesar Pereira – OHL NA

Safety and efficiency do not always agree on construction sites, which is one of the reasons attorneys at OHL North America (NA) sometimes put on hardhats and give them a visit. “This is a tough business and all too often, you have the cover-my-ass type of mentality, but you have to create an environment that […]

Curtis Landherr – Cirrus Aircraft

Curtis Landherr has always been interested in the aviation industry. Before becoming general counsel at aircraft manufacturer Cirrus Aircraft in 2014, Landherr worked as a litigation attorney for a Kansas City-based firm where he specialized in product liability defense cases that often involved aviation clients. “Even though I wasn’t a pilot, I found those cases […]

Dan Barsky – Fluent Inc.

As the general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary at one of the nation’s fastest growing, most innovative companies, Fluent Inc.’s general counsel Dan Barsky brings decades of legal experience to the startup realm. Founded in 2010, Fluent’s unique approach to advertising and marketing gained the attention of IDI Inc., which acquired Fluent in 2015. […]

Darryl Mitchell – Fujitec

Darryl Mitchell took an unusual path on his journey to become chief legal officer at elevator manufacturer Fujitec America Inc. After five years in sales, the Columbia University grad returned to school to earn his law degree from University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1993. From there, Mitchell spent six years at law firms […]

David Gibson – AmerisourceBergen

Formed in 2001 as the result of a merger between AmeriSource Health and Bergen Brunswig, AmerisourceBergen is a pharmaceutical services company that aims to reduce health care costs and improve patient outcomes through the distribution of affordable pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter (OTC) products and home health care supplies as well as innovative partnerships with global manufacturers, providers […]

David Vetter – Tech Data Corporation

Often the hardest part of using new software is getting users onboard, not choosing the program or plugging it in. That was the case when David Vetter told Tech Data Corporation’s legal team he was going to use a different “matter management system” to manage cases, draft letters and perform daily tasks. Vetter recalls the […]

Greg Chemnitz – Materion Corporation

As a high performance engineered materials company with an international presence, it takes a certain kind of general counsel to lead the legal team at Materion Corporation. With a degree in advanced international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a personal background that includes a number of connections to the European market, Greg Chemnitz has […]

GSE Systems

When pilots are learning to fly, they often use a flight simulator. It is, after all, much safer and less costly to crash a computer than an airplane. In a similar vein, GSE Systems constructs highly accurate computer simulators for nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, the petroleum industry and other industrial processors. These simulators […]

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