Features May 2019

Alison Wisniewski – Epiq

More than any contract or services agreement, the most important pact Alison Wisniewski has ever been involved in was the one she made with herself. If she scored at least a 160 on the LSATs, she would leave her paralegal job, along with the acting career she’d dreamed of since childhood and go to law […]

Allyson Guy Krause – Promethean

Students have taken personalized tours of the White House, spoken with a park ranger halfway around the world on the topic of adaptation, and even tinkered with protons, neurons and electrons—without having to worry about blowing anything up. Those are just a few examples of how Promethean’s interactive educational products are being used in classrooms […]

Dan Anixt – Right Sourcing Solutions/R$2

It goes on day in, day out, at companies big and small across the globe: employees are hammering out contracts and agreements, closing deals, signing on dotted lines. But think about it, says Dan Anixt: With staff turnover, hectic schedules, employee and management disconnect, and just the sheer number of contracts and agreements at any […]

Ejola Cook – Off Lease Only Inc.

She had all the makings to be Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel of this mega used-car dealership chain in Florida, Ejola Cook was told in early 2015 by Mark Fischer, the founder and boss of Off Lease Only Inc. Whether Cook would have enough work to keep busy if she left a […]

Hans J. Hutterer – FINSA

It’s pretty simple. One violation of FINSA’s new anti-corruption policy and you are out. Forever. Bribery. Robbery. Drug trafficking. There is no shortage of crime in the countries where FINSA operates, and technology is allowing people to become more creative in their methods of deception. But as political instability rises and democracies crumble, countries and […]

Kevin Rakowski – Radian Group Inc.

It might seem like a long shot—or perhaps a long “line” would be more appropriate—but correlations can be made between the legal aspects of insurance, real estate services and fly-fishing. That’s according to Kevin Rakowski, who has been deeply involved in both the sport and the industries for some time. As he has learned, they […]

Louis Shansky – Upgrade, Inc.

Louis Shansky remembers his glory days of anarchy and freedom, shredding guitar riffs and belting out vocals on a Michigan stage with his punk rock band “Bounder.” To him, management and financial security meant earning enough gas money to get home, and perhaps buy a beer or two. That was then, and this is now, […]

Marilee Holmes – Wilhelmina International Inc.

To paraphrase the old song, if they can make it in New York, they can make it anywhere. “They” being young models from all parts of the world, and much in demand by a fashion industry that’s growing ever more multicultural. Only getting to the Big Apple from a foreign land with the necessary working […]

Peggy Barber – IACCM

They’ve existed since at least 2,300 BCE, with records from ancient Mesopotamia highlighting everything from marriage and mortgages to adoptions and bankruptcy. Without them, there would be no civilization, let alone markets or governments. And yet, these documents have become so fundamental to the human experience (and the daily lives of lawyers) that their importance […]

Randy Noe – Norfolk Southern

Like so many federal laws, the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was devised with the best of intentions: to prevent certain types of train collisions, derailments and other incidents by requiring all Class I railroads to implement a new safety technology system known as positive train control, or PTC. But as often happens with […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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