Features May 2021

Greg McLaughlin – IBM

It promised to be an exciting promotion in March 2019, one that would have veteran IBM lawyer Greg McLaughlin working with an expanding clientele in a public sector that can lag behind the tech curve. Now general counsel of IBM’s state, local and public education market, and based in Armonk, New York, McLaughlin works to […]

James Casey – Akamai Technologies

Mr. Rogers, Mr. Ed and Mr. Magoo are household names, but what about Mr. Framework? While he’s not a lovable children’s TV host, a talking horse or a bumbling cartoon character, James Casey’s role is just as important to the continued success of Akamai Technologies. As the company’s chief privacy officer, Casey believes strong compliance […]

Jennifer Burdman – Valo Health LLC

Jennifer Burdman is no stranger to high-stakes patent litigation. Representing LifeNet Health in 2014 she won a tissue graft patent case when a jury awarded the company $34.7 million in damages. After that, she was on a trial team in 2011 that secured a jury verdict of $919 million in favor of DuPont against a […]

Jill Johnson – Trean Insurance Group, Inc.

For General Counsel Jill Johnson, 2020 was a year to remember, and not just for the obvious reasons. In addition to helping Trean navigate a once-in-a-century pandemic by shifting its employees to remote work and integrating two acquired entities, Johnson also guided the company through the legal aspects of this new environment. Just before the […]

Juan Pablo Arguelles Siller – Fly Across

In 2020, an airborne virus threatened to ground the entire aviation industry. The International Civil Aviation Organization details the grim scenario: a loss of 2.6 billion passengers compared to 2019, a 50 percent reduction of seats offered by airlines and a $370 billion loss of gross passenger operating revenues. Losses covered travel for both business […]

Juarez de Oliveira – Amgen

Whether it’s soccer, diversity and equality, or the law, the effort and passion from Juarez de Oliveira is the same: He gives his all. As the head of legal, Brazil, for Amgen, the American biotechnology company, he says his country’s pharma industry is as regulated as it is exciting, and Oliveira aids the company by ensuring compliance and advising on business matters […]

Julie Pine – Lead Bank

It can be difficult to get a credit card if you have bad credit or no credit at all. Many banks don’t trust young people or people with low credit and deny them loans or cards. Lead Bank gives customers the benefit of the doubt, though, and works with them to build their credit responsibly, […]

Karina Cerdà – Ferrero Group

Karina Cerdà remembers sitting in her Barcelona office in early 2019 when a call came from a fellow company attorney in Luxembourg. Little did she know that her day job—head of legal for Italian confectioner Ferrero—was about to include a covert project that would compel her to secrecy. Even before Cerdà could listen to the […]

Lilianna Kalin – College of DuPage

Given the complex and litigious environments in which many universities and colleges operate, having in-house counsel isn’t just wise, it’s often a necessity. But it can be equally out of reach, particularly for smaller institutions and community colleges, says Lilianna Kalin. She’s one of the rare ones, just the second general counsel for College of […]

Lynde Selden – Plaza Home Mortgage

“Did you see this?” That was the question posed to Plaza Home Mortgage General Counsel Lynde Selden by the CEO’s assistant in early March. Both were puzzled by the printout of an “Equitable Remittance Coupon”—supposedly valued at $250,000. The person who’d sent the CEO this “voucher” was using it to pay a $150,000 home loan. […]

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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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