Features April 2017

Brian Burke – Calgary Flames

When Brian Burke was a senior at Providence College and captain of the hockey team during the 1976-1977 season, his coach, Lou Lamoriello, called the driven, hard-nosed young man into his office and told him he had to take the upcoming Law School Admission Test. Though an excellent student who would be a Rhodes Scholar […]

Cindy Williams – 1-800 Contacts

Some 41 million Americans use contact lenses, and a growing number do so by downloading 1-800 Contacts’ five-star app that submits their order in just three clicks. Yet those customers have no idea how hard the Utah-based company has had to fight to provide such easy shopping, the company says. The fight continues today, led […]

Heidi Young – Publicis Re:Sources USA Inc.

Somewhere in her files Heidi Young has a copy of the now defunct British music magazine “Melody Maker,” with a photo of The Ramones on the cover—a photo that she shot. Today, Young is executive vice president and deputy general counsel for Re:Sources USA Inc., a shared services group that supports Publicis Groupe, the third […]

Joseph Perkins – NIBCO Inc.

When general counsels retire after decades at a family-run, longstanding company, who do they possibly ask to fill their shoes? Attorneys like Joseph Perkins, whose fresh perspective can help modernize a legal department. In 2015, Perkins was recruited to NIBCO Inc., a global manufacturer of valves, fittings and flow control products, so the company’s former […]

Michael Bregenzer – Ranir LLC

Nothing risked, nothing gained, believes Michael Bregenzer, who’s celebrating his fifth anniversary as the first general counsel of Ranir LLC, the Michigan-based manufacturer of value-brand oral and personal health-care products. “I’m comfortable with risk,” says the personable 47-year-old attorney who cut his teeth handling Ranir’s patent issues, in 2006 as an associate with the Chicago […]

Randi Cigelnik – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Necessary as they are, insurance companies tend not to be on anyone’s list of favored institutions, and that can make them targets for the arguably political agendas of those who regulate them. Case in point: the Multistate Insurance Diversity Survey. Randi Cigelnik, general counsel of the Chicago-based Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), describes […]

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