Features August 2019

Enrique Aguilar – Grupo IGS

Grupo IGS keeps growing in Mexico, and General Counsel Enrique Aguilar helps make sure it is growing right. The private equity firm is near to closing a deal for industrial properties worth $140 million. It is looking at new affordable housing opportunities. The breadth of its holdings spreads throughout the country and tests Aguilar’s abilities […]

Florencia Garza – Oriflame

Some might cautiously get their feet wet after assuming one of the prime positions at a multinational company in an industry in which they’re not that familiar. Others opt for full immersion to bump up their learning. Florencia Garza seems to fit that latter category, and at her new place of employment—the Latin American division […]

Golin Kosowitz – Honeywell Safety and Productivity Solutions (SPS)

When Golin Kosowitz joined Honeywell in January 2019, one of her first orders of business was to don a safety hat and glasses and venture out on one of the company’s plant floors. But the general counsel for procurement for the multinational company didn’t just want a cursory tour—her intent was to solicit input from […]

Gopal Burgher – BurgherGray

By the summer of 2009, less than a year after the collapse of investment firms Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, the U.S. financial crisis was in full effect—and Gopal Burgher was about to experience it firsthand. With his firm on the cusp of a desperate merger, one he knew he wouldn’t survive, the 37-year-old attorney […]

Jason Goldman – GKN Powder Metallurgy

When his alarm goes off in the early hours of the morning, Jason Goldman has to remember what time zone he’s in. Then he spends the rest of the day sweeping through the meridians to keep pace with the business needs of the day. It’s been an exciting—and long-awaited—job opportunity for the entrepreneurial-minded lawyer from […]

Jay Kotzker – Kotzker Law Group

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 […]

Jessica Mastrogiovanni – New York & Company

In the apparel industry, ideas are a company’s lifeblood. Fresh designs, new fashion lines, trendsetting concepts—businesses have entire teams dedicated to brainstorming the next big thing. With a multitude of ideas, one can imagine the legal touch points are as many and close together as pencil stripes on a blouse. Among them, corporate governance, employment, […]

John Cheek – Tenneco/DRiV

Whenever he brings his trumpet onstage to jam with fellow musicians, John Cheek isn’t thinking about his first incendiary solo. Instead, he listens and waits for the moment when the rhythm and harmony of the group would suffer without his sounds. In his role as chief intellectual property counsel (IP) for Tenneco—and upcoming Tenneco spinoff […]

Jonathan Hawkins – KidKraft

There’s a scene in “Big,” the 1988 film about a boy whose wish to be a grownup magically comes true, where the lead character, played by Tom Hanks, invites his best friend to see his new office at the headquarters of MacMillan Toy Company. Surrounded by the latest games and gadgets, many of which have […]

Joseph Balestrino – Grane Healthcare

With the aging Baby Boomer population and a critical shortage of nurses and other skilled health professionals, Joseph Balestrino sees an impending “tsunami” as he ponders the next chapter for 26 percent of the U.S. population. While not a health care professional himself, he primarily sticks to the law. The general counsel for Grane Healthcare, […]

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