Features November 2017

American Council of Engineering Companies

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Design professionals applauded a ruling earlier this year, by the Maryland Court of Appeals, upholding a lower court ruling protecting a company against claims for purely economic damages by a contractor with whom it did not have a contractual agreement. This principle, known as the Economic Loss Rule or the Economic Loss Doctrine, was championed […]

Roberto Paes

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Contrary to what corporate America says, sabbaticals aren’t just another way for millennials to scheme and snowflake their way into being lazy or getting more vacation time. Attorneys especially, may be steered away from time off. There are plenty of lawyers out there, the logic goes. Plenty of executives, too. Pulling less than 60 hours […]

ABB

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A loving, supportive, stable household; good schooling; a future that doesn’t have to include poverty or the pervasive pattern of crime and corruption. Luis Radulov acknowledges that his family is different: While these things might be taken for granted in much of North America, they aren’t the norm for so many children in Brazil, a […]

Lisa Hatton Harrington—ASICS America Corporation

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Getting a leg up in the athletic footwear and apparel business isn’t easy. Name brands spare no expense sponsoring sports events and enlisting the most recognizable athletes as endorsers. Woe to any player under contract who’s wearing the wrong shoes or apparel on or off the court, field or track. Such companies play for keeps. […]

Career moves down to a science

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Compared to what his father did decades ago, Bradford J. Shafer’s career change in the prime of his working life may not seem quite so remarkable. But it still represented a leap of faith that’s vindicated itself in the form of Shafer helming the legal department of a growing biopharmaceutical company in South San Francisco. […]

On cybersecurity, he means business

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First and foremost a business guy with law and finance degrees, William Croutch never knows what will wind up on his to-do list each morning when he reports to Optiv Security Inc.’s largest office in Overland Park, Kansas. As senior vice president and head of the cybersecurity firm’s legal department Croutch oversees a team that […]

Formitex Group

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It takes the eyes of an optimist to see light at the end of the dark tunnel that’s become the Brazilian economy. Amira Chammas’ vision is tempered by reality, but she won’t blink in the face of the challenges that confront even a well-run company in a very troubled country. “With the right moves by […]

Joseph Zirkman

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Free to chart his own course after mitigating a most acrimonious proxy battle as general counsel of Fiesta Restaurant Group, Joseph Zirkman probably won’t have much time to himself for long. This last autumn found the articulate, affable and business-savvy Brooklyn Law School grad consulting for various companies from his Dallas area home and anticipating […]

Abercrombie & Kent

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In the words of its loquacious general counsel, Michael Ellis, Abercrombie and Kent sells dreams. “Not only are we helping our guests tick off their bucket lists, in luxury, but we are creating new bucket list trips,” he told Vanguard this past summer. The venerable tour operator has been arranging the highest of high-end vacations […]

Best behavior is treating mental illness

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It may be an exaggeration, but not much of one, to say that the nation’s largest behavioral health pharmacy and telepsychiatry provider is growing by the day. Maybe every other day. Or two of three. The day before its energetic general counsel, executive vice president and secretary, Alexander “Aly” M. Kayne, spoke with Vanguard in […]

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