Features November 2021

Catherine Bragg – TRC Companies

While many private practice attorneys manage many clients at once, Catherine Bragg has always preferred a more monogamous approach. As an in-house lawyer, Bragg likes focusing on a single client, with an eye on truly understanding the business and adding value—and she has the resume to prove it. Since graduating from law school almost two […]

Chris Mermigas – Valid USA Inc.

As the commercial asks, “what’s in your wallet?” It’s likely there are credit cards—according to the Experian Consumer Credit Review, the average American has four. There’s bound to be a driver’s license or other form of ID, too, and maybe an errant gift card with a balance. It’s also likely that one or more of […]

George Pauta – sweetgreen

While attending Georgetown University in the mid-2000’s, a trio of friends—Nicolas Jammet, Nathaniel Ru and Jonathan Neman—would often lament how difficult it was to find affordable, healthy food quickly. As business students, they knew there was a demand for such fare. They just needed to create the supply. After graduating in 2007, the three opened […]

Harriet Munrett Wolfe – Webster Bank

During her 24-year career at the Connecticut-based Webster Financial Corporation, Harriet Wolfe has shepherded the organization through major milestones. She became its first general counsel in 1997. In 2002, she helped Webster become listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Two years later, she oversaw efforts to convert its subsidiary, Webster Bank, to a national bank charter—while converting the corporation to both a bank and a financial holding company. Over the past […]

Jill Russell – IndyGo

Indiana streets may carry only around 3 million of the nearly 300 million vehicles in the U.S., but with mostly single lane roads, time behind the wheel is rising. According to a report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 9.8 percent of workers in 2019 had commutes of over an hour, up from 7.9 percent in […]

Jocelyn Lafond – Theratechnologies

For Jocelyn Lafond, the best part of being an in-house counsel is not only helping Theratechnologies grow, but knowing that his work also helps patients. As a business partner, he directs his team to balance risks in activities such as research, development and the commercialization of the company’s products. “Living in the business on a […]

Jonathan Jung – Innovative Cosmetic Concepts

Jonathan Jung comes from a family of law school graduates. His grandfather was a prominent congressman and attorney in Korea and both of his parents went to law school. However, he took a non-traditional path toward his legal career. After graduating from college, he worked for a community service center in New York, helping underprivileged […]

Joshua Pearson – EDF Renewables North America

It’s  been hard to ignore the extreme weather events as of late. Between the wildfires ravaging the West Coast, the deep freeze in Texas and the hurricanes destroying areas of the U.S. and the Caribbean, these incidents seem to be occurring with more regularity. Joshua Pearson has been taking note and he knows others are, […]

Juliana Bastianello Baldin – GTIS Partners

It was a good match: Juliana Bastianello Baldin was helping clients understand Brazil’s complex legal system, while GTIS, one of her clients and a real estate investment firm, was trying to expand into the country. Now, as Baldin celebrates a decade at GTIS and manages its legal team in Brazil, she can also reflect on […]

Lance E. Purcell – FirstBank Southwest

There’s something about that Texas Panhandle lifestyle, Lance E. Purcell says. When not attired for his role at FirstBank Southwest in Amarillo, you might find him in boots and jeans, roping calves at a rodeo or mentoring at-risk youngsters at Cal Farley’s Boy Ranch, a residential community that helps boys and girls overcome troubled situations. […]

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