Features March 2019

Daniel Duval – Jefferies Finance

For Daniel Duval, it felt like an auspicious new beginning. It was the summer of 2008, and the recently married 30-year-old had just been named senior counsel and vice president for Jefferies Finance, a young, but growing, commercial finance firm a stone’s throw from his former office. As the organization’s sole in-house lawyer, Duval knew […]

Jennifer Nelson – Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc.

Securing intellectual properties can be a challenge under almost any conditions. Even more so when the country where a company seeks to operate has little in the way of laws for trademark protection. Such was the case when Prestige Consumer Healthcare Inc. identified Myanmar as one of the so-called Asian tigers and a place where […]

Kate Peterson – Citizens Bank

On a Tuesday afternoon in late October, just months after competing with 4,500 peers to win the 2018 Global Counsel Employment Lawyer of the Year Award, Kate Peterson prefaced her first interview with Vanguard with a confession: She’d come to work in mismatching shoes, and she was just realizing it. Such is the self-effacing way […]

Lourdes Padilla Alaman – Grupo Sevago

In the eyes of just about any corporate lawyer, Lourdes Padilla Alaman had it made: the high-profile job, the sterling resume, a reputation as one of the best pharma lawyers anywhere in Mexico. And a fulfilling home life holding it all together. Leaving it all behind to launch your own boutique firm? Maybe, if your […]

Norman Gonzalez Mendez – Quala

It’s no small task to monitor the comings and goings of 1,300 trucks every month—but Norman Gonzalez Mendez and his team have been able to do that and, through vigilant efforts, keep internal and external product theft to a near-nil 0.0001 percent. It’s just one of the many initiatives Mendez oversees as head of the […]

Peter Steckelman – Tennis Channel

The first time Peter Steckelman walked into a crowded broadcast booth only to find tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier, he broke out in an instant sweat and was at a loss for words. “I could only think ‘Oh my God, don’t screw this up … and don’t stutter and don’t look stupid!’” says Steckelman, a self-proclaimed tennis junkie who […]

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