Features September 2020

Matt DePasquale – Nationwide Title Clearing

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was “Mrs. Doubtfire” that did it. Not in the best of moods one afternoon, young Matt DePasquale got home from school, plopped on the couch and switched on the TV. The 1993 comedy classic happened to be on, and when DePasquale saw Robin Williams hamming it up as the eponymous nanny in disguise, his […]

Steve Heinrichs – Mueller Water Products

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When we turn on the faucet, we expect water to come out. It’s something that we—in much of North America, at least—don’t even think about; in fact, we take it for granted. And when that water does come out, there’s a good chance that it was delivered somewhere along the way by a Mueller Water Products valve, hydrant or other essential piece of infrastructure, notes Steve Heinrichs. Dating to […]

Keary Dunn – Celularity

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Keary Dunn recognized early on the opportunities and implications of immunotherapy and cellular therapy. As new BS graduate and young neuropharmacology lab technician at Georgetown University, he undertook cutting edge science research. Specifically, he studied the effects of cocaine and heroin on the immune system, testing the theory—on mice—that such narcotics suppressed the body’s greatest […]

Nicholas McGrath – MPM Capital

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a different type of executive team that Nicholas McGrath interacts with as general counsel and chief compliance officer of MPM Capital, a life sciences venture capital firm with offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Brisbane, California. Doctorates and medical degrees, not master’s in business administration, bestow the investment professionals employed at the company. That’s the […]

Matthew Gilbert – SGS North America Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From a bird’s eye view, the body of water below not only looks safe; it looks inviting. Winging south on a migratory path from the wilds of western Canada, the waterfowl is ready to land on a pond when it flies past a sensor that sets off an air cannon. Startled, the bird flees. Whatever […]

Julia Hanft – Transit Wireless

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being among the countless New York City subway riders who wants to make the most of her time getting from point A to point B, Julia Hanft had taken advantage of Transit Wireless’ offerings long before becoming its first in-house general counsel this past June. A veteran telecommunications lawyer who ran her own firm for […]

Buren Jones – Indiana Farmers Mutual Insurance Company

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It turns out that being a musician and successfully practicing corporate law are not as diametrically opposed as they may seem. When well executed, both require innovation and collaboration, particularly if the companies (or musicians) are looking to grow. So while the career of Buren Jones, vice president and general counsel of Indiana Farmers Mutual […]

Darron J. Flagg – PowerSchool

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Secure in a choice legal role for 14 years at Intel Corp., Darron J. Flagg was deeply moved by a humanitarian trip as part of a team installing tech into a school in rural India. This, combined with a desire for a managerial position, intrigued Flagg when he saw an opportunity at PowerSchool in late […]

Aaron Spira – Whirlpool Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Call it the largest game of international whack-a-mole you can think of, involving washing machines, trade policy, tariffs and more. It was—and still is—an interesting time at Whirlpool Corporation, says Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Aaron Spira. Presently, he and his team tend to matters including global litigation, procurement, mergers and acquisitions, tariffs and […]

Nate Mark – RedSail Technologies LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It could have been a cruel twist of fate when Nate Mark’s desire to pursue something different in his legal career left him with nothing to pursue at all. Looking to bring his expertise to the tech field and having multiple opportunities in the works, Mark accepted a severance package as his former employer restructured […]

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