Features October 2020

Alvaro Gutierrez – RB

During an infectious disease pandemic, cleaning products are essential, and there are few household cleaners better known than Lysol. As the regional legal director for Mexico and Latin America at RB, maker of the iconic disinfectant spray, Alvaro Gutierrez is tasked with keeping product approvals moving, changing product labels to reflect the times, and streamlining […]

Augusto Martínez – Eli Lilly and Company

An in-house attorney who’s doing their job well knows they’re a voice for the company’s growth. It’s about saying “yes” as much as possible—while making sure what they advise also complies with legal and ethical standards. Saying yes in the face of a global pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to Augusto Martínez, the Latin American […]

Benoit Mallette – Pomerleau

It began, as so many success stories do, in a schoolhouse. The primary school in the town of Saint-Bernard, Quebec, was a one-story affair that was quickly becoming too small to serve the community. The contract to expand with a new two-floor wing went to Pomerleau, a fledgling construction company founded in 1964 in nearby […]

Blaire Bernard – Iora Health

Your physician has made an unsettling diagnosis. It may not be life-threatening, but it needs attention quickly and the care isn’t fully covered by your Medicare insurance plan. The resulting stress—wondering when the bills will arrive, and how to decipher and pay them—is a nerve-wracking experience shared by millions of Americans. Since 2011, Boston-based Iora […]

Charandeep Kaur – Juniper Networks

As she completed her master’s in computer science, a job in the legal industry seemed quite unimaginable for Charandeep Kaur. Little did she know that a remarkable transformation was simmering beneath the surface in law departments. “At the time, I didn’t realize that legal operations was a burgeoning field. What was supposed to be a […]

Cheree Johnson ‒ McCormick & Company

It started as a stabbing chest pain that kept Cheree Johnson from falling asleep. As a high-powered attorney on the eve of giving a big presentation, she chalked it up to stress, or maybe even nerves. She never guessed she would be 30 minutes away from dying—and leaving behind a husband and two young children. […]

Cheryl R. Lee – Bay Vista Methodist Heights Inc.

The building had been grossly underused since the late 1960s. The former Encanto Boys and Girls Club and its 18,000 potentially valuable square feet essentially gathered cobwebs and dust in a distressed part of San Diego. But how that’s changed, the commercially zoned facility having been bought for $4.2 million last December by a minority-run […]

Courtney Dutter – iCIMS

How the recruiting, hiring and promotions processes have evolved since Courtney Dutter became a one-woman legal staff at iCIMS in early 2010—for a short while, anyway. Then, a young Seton Hall University School of Law grad and research fellow, Dutter had been doing freelance contractual work during the Great Recession when she became aware of […]

DeeDee Drays – Bellisio Foods Inc.

From a young age DeeDee Drays has always followed her sense of adventure, be it to the jungles of Sumatra or the mountains of Tibet. While a law student at the University of Texas, she even considered joining the Peace Corps after graduation. So it comes as no surprise that her legal career became just […]

Evan Hearnsberger – Xponential Fitness

When you’re a boutique fitness company whose studios are filled with rowing machines, stationary indoor bikes and treadmills, a global pandemic and mandatory shutdown orders might seem like a final burnout round. Most members can’t afford such equipment—often computerized with individual health metrics—and many joined the studio because they crave interaction with other fitness aficionados and enthusiastic trainers. But even as gyms […]

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