Features January 2024

Rick Kuhlman – Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s a financial solutions firm that its larger counterparts covet for their own folds, but Cambridge Investment Research, Inc. (Cambridge) has been saying “no” to such come-ons. Instead, this Fairfield, Iowa based operation continues to acquire broker-dealers, registered investment advisors and other asset-management firms; for that, it needs someone to mind the details.  Rick Kuhlman’s […]

Crystal M. James – Tuskegee University 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There is a healthcare crisis in Alabama that is especially felt in the rural regions encompassing most of the state. More than a dozen of its 51 hospitals in these parts are said to be at risk for closure after accumulating $1.5 billion in losses from the perfect storm of COVID-19 costs and low Medicare […]

Dale J. Davis – Cummins Inc. 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When your employer is the world’s largest independent engine manufacturer, you’re expected to perform with precision. Whatever your department, you, too, have got to be part of a fine-tuned corporate engine.  So it goes with Dale J. Davis, who’s had much to do with keeping transactional processes humming since joining the Cummins Inc. legal staff […]

Bill Sutton – New Season

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bill Sutton, having overseen legal, compliance, and privacy at another national laboratory company from 2013 to 2019, recognized the opportunity for a new revenue stream when he became general counsel at New Season Treatment Centers in Maitland, Florida, five years ago.  New Season is a national operator of outpatient opioid treatment clinics.  Shortly after joining […]

Lynda Nguyen – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For those immersed in the life sciences, it can be hard to contain enthusiasm when a potential game-changing therapy goes through the pipeline after years of research and no guarantee of return on investment. But that’s when Lynda Nguyen must be especially vigilant, appropriately advising her colleagues at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to avoid claims that can’t […]

Lorrie Litzinger – Bell Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Lorrie Litzinger, the vice president and senior legal counsel at Bell Bank, is an important figure on a unique legal team that plays a crucial role in the expansive growth of the bank.   Originating in the Midwest, Bell Bank has not only witnessed regional expansion but has also achieved unprecedented success on a national scale. […]

Stuart Russell – Truliant Federal Credit Union

Est. reading time: 4 mins

To some people, the main difference between a bank and a credit union is simple. A bank is usually a for-profit organization responsible for delivering results to its owner or shareholders. A credit union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to serving the financial needs of its members.      As the general counsel for Truliant Federal […]

Elliot Kahler – Janus International Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a collegiate tennis standout, Elliot Kahler wasn’t shy about charging the net. A slim 6-foot-3 specimen who captained Emory University’s nationally ranked team during his senior year, he’d establish his authority on the court.  Or anywhere else. Upon earning his undergraduate and law degrees from Emory University and cutting his legal teeth for just […]

Ashlie Weeks – Reinforced Earth

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If you follow Ashlie Weeks on X, formerly known as Twitter, or on Instagram or Threads, you would not expect to learn that she shunned all social media for more than a decade  “I hated it, and to some extent, I still do,” Weeks says. “But I can see the value in certain platforms and […]

Anthony Yoo – W.R. Grace & Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Whether in its products or in the office, the chemistry is always evolving at W.R. Grace & Co. One does play off the other in reaching the aspirations of this international chemical leader.  The chemistry inside the legal department was ripe for change when Standard Industries bought Grace in September 2021, taking it private after […]


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