Features August 2019

Mira Wolff – Venbrook Insurance Services

Est. reading time: 6 mins

When her company acquired the New Jersey-based Brooks Insurance Agency in 2016, Mira Wolff knew just what to do on the opposite coast in her complementary roles as general counsel and chief human resources officer at Venbrook Insurance Services. On the legal side, she would identify potential issues and nip them in the bud. Also, […]

Phillip Pompa – Two Point

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Small, family-owned pharmacies seem relics of the past, with modern economics making it a challenge, if not a losing game, for them to compete against the major chains. As is the case with any market trend, there may be positive and negative implications. But there’s most certainly a need to safely and securely move data […]

Bonnie Huber Porzio – Triumph Construction Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She was just eight years old, but Bonnie Huber Porzio’s first trip to a courtroom in Nassau County, New York, with her grandfather was unforgettable—from being invited “backstage” into the chambers of their family friend who was a judge, to getting to sit on the bench and hold a gavel. There and then she knew […]

Ty Lufman – Smashburger

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ty Lufman is not afraid to roll up his shirtsleeves and bus a table as a corporate attorney for Smashburger. For a former semi-professional baseball player wannabe (who continues to play to this day), pitching in and being a team player seems to be part of his DNA. Admittedly, it’s been a bit of a […]

Matías Hercovich – Selina

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Matías Hercovich rises from his chair to shake hands with the landlord and his attorneys on the other side of the table, he knows the pact he just negotiated—on a beautiful property in Lima’s most vibrant neighborhood—will be a great one for the company. Just like the 49 other deals he and his team […]

Kate Proctor – Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Kate Proctor sat down with the CEO of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in 2014 to discuss becoming the organization’s first in-house counsel, her commitment was far from set in stone. Her private practice career was thriving, and besides, she was already serving as Seasons’ dedicated outside counsel. After a three-hour conversation, buoyed by […]

Robert Scott – Opal

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Opal’s innovative digital marketing platform being its stock in trade, it’s essential to safeguard its intellectual properties, Robert Scott makes clear from his Portland, Oregon, office in a lively interview with Vanguard. For it wasn’t that long ago when Scott felt compelled to file a $50 million lawsuit alleging trade secret violations, the details of […]

Douglas Luftman – Nomis Solutions

Est. reading time: 6 mins

He feels at home tackling some of the toughest challenges that the most innovative technology companies may confront daily. Whether it relates to negotiating multibillion-dollar commercial transactions, debt or equity financings, complex M&A or strategic partnerships, building legal teams, tackling intellectual property or privacy issues, or helping with sticky and complex business or legal issues, […]

Jay Kotzker – Kotzker Law Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Judging by myriad cable news segments and glossy magazine spreads, it’s clear that the country’s marijuana trade isn’t burning out anytime soon. If the hot headlines aren’t enough, some simple statistics should suffice: According to research firm The Arcview Group, legal cannabis is now the fastest-growing industry—and job market—in the U.S. And yet, key legal […]

Lynda Godkin – WEX Health

Est. reading time: 6 mins

While working for Holyoke-Chicopee Home Care Services in Chicopee, Massachusetts, Lynda Godkin conducted entire conversations with one of her clients—an elderly woman who’d been removed from her home by the local department of public health—by kneeling on the doorstep and talking to her through the front door mail slot. After much gentle coaxing, the woman […]

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