Features August 2020

Alex E. Colon – Tyler Technologies, Inc.

It’s such a new term—Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification—that at least as of this spring it lacked a Wikipedia entry. No matter to Alex E. Colon, who understands what it’s about and where the industry is heading. He has to, as his role is overseeing legal matters for the Federal Division of Tyler Technologies, which provides […]

Angie Soety – American Management Services

It was Angie Soety’s plan when she stepped in as general counsel: get American Management Services as digitized and automated as possible to meet the demands—and expectations—of the 21st century. And then, COVID-19 hit. “It put everything on fast forward,” she says. The pandemic forced the Orlando business management consulting firm to not only implement, but fully embrace, […]

Brian Coate – Hyperion Materials & Technologies

Hyperion Materials & Technologies has been around for a long time, but in the wake of ownership changes it’s looking to write a new chapter as it gives employees a stake in the company. Based in Columbus, Ohio, this global solutions provider found its niche in manufacturing hard and superhard materials, including cemented carbide, industrial […]

Carlos Castillo – Calibre Mining Corp.

The 10-week suspension of mining in Nicaragua, part of the country’s broader efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, wasn’t exactly a vacation for Carlos Castillo. General counsel of Calibre Mining Corp. since helping facilitate the Canadian company’s acquisition of his prior employer’s Nicaraguan assets last October, Castillo had much to do—even as the pandemic […]

David Lancelot – eBay

With astonishing complexity in terms of jurisdictions, customer numbers and interaction volume—and thousands of contracts over the course of each year—just how does multinational e-commerce powerhouse eBay Classifieds Group (“eCG”) get it all done legally? If you ask David Lancelot, eBay Classifieds’ global head of legal, he’ll tell you it starts with best practice operations. […]

Dr. Chika B. Onwuekwe, QC – Trican Well Service Ltd.

As a self-made attorney with a standard of living many only dreamed about—a house, a car, a rewarding career—Nigerian-born Chika Onwuekwe had all of the makings of a successful life in his home country. Why on earth would he want to leave it all, his wife Chinwe would ask. Wasn’t this good enough? The answer, […]

Dustin Van Deman – Hines

Not many 10-year-olds growing up in East Texas commit to becoming a lawyer in elementary school, but young Dustin Van Deman was one of them—and he never deviated from his plan. Growing up in the quiet town of Frankston—population 1,209 and home of Frank Beard, the drummer for ZZ Top—Van Deman says he didn’t come […]

Emilia Mesquita – Banco Itau Paraguay

Time was when Emilia Mesquita envisioned a diplomatic career and saw a law degree as the portal. The more experience she gained, however, the less she perceived diplomacy as the most effective way of fashioning societal, much less global, change. “I realized I could accomplish more in law than in diplomacy,” she tells Vanguard in […]

Francine Katz – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

It’s a surprising number: about 25 percent of practicing physicians in the U.S. are foreign educated. And while graduates from American institutions have a built-in support system at their medical schools as they plan for training and licensure, international medical graduates (IMGs) often need support navigating this pathway, says Francine Halushka Katz, the first general […]

Greg Bassi – Lumere

It was a process building up for weeks—and like the Tom Petty tune, the waiting was the hardest part. But for Chicago-based Lumere—a provider of evidence-based data and analytics solutions—being acquired in January by Colorado-based Global Healthcare Exchange (GHX)—a healthcare business and data automation company—was worth it. As Lumere’s General Counsel Greg Bassi tells it, […]

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