Bernice Chen – Synaptics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was a project at a nuclear power plant in California that drove Bernice Chen from engineering to law. She had been working in industrial automation as an applications engineer, traveling 50 to 80 percent of the year, constantly called away from home to repair problems or start up control systems like the one at […]

Beth Rubin – PNC Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Beth Rubin often asks herself what she, a healthcare lawyer, is doing working at a bank, especially because she doesn’t know any other lawyer doing what she does. The answer is simple: She’s the legal bridge between the healthcare and finance worlds. “I used to think that the healthcare providers were heavily regulated, but I […]

Bob Craig – Berkeley Research Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bob Craig has spent his career as a builder. But he has never wielded a hammer at work, driven a nail at the office or mixed cement. “I build trust, relationships and partnerships,” Craig says. That ability to build has served him well in his role as managing director and associate general counsel for Berkeley […]

Bill Abbott – MISUMI USA

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Anti-dumping laws, meant to protect American producers from a flood of low-price foreign goods, have their place but can’t be one-size-fits-all. Only that seemed to be the case in 2018 when well-intentioned officials in Washington nearly caused a MISUMI USA-affiliated manufacturing plant to downsize.  As senior vice president and general counsel, Bill Abbott explains that […]

Bernardo Correa – Pacific Hydro

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s been almost 20 years since Pacific Hydro acquired the Coya and Pangal hydroelectric plants in 2004, allowing it to begin operating in Chile.  The plants have a combined capacity of 76 megawatts of hydropower. Since acquiring them, Pacific Hydro has added to its portfolio of renewable power generation with projects such as Chacayes hydropower […]

Becky Broadbent – Utah Tech University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While email makes sharing information more efficient, it doesn’t always keep it well organized. Becky Broadbent noticed this when she joined Utah Tech University as general counsel in January 2020. The university had been managing contracts via email, and she wanted to implement a contract management system. “I wanted something that would allow us to […]

Brady Long – Transocean

Est. reading time: 5 mins

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about 80 percent of the world’s oceans have yet to be explored. But Transocean is more familiar with the other 20 percent than most other companies around the world. So says Brady Long, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel. After all, it’s his job to […]

Brian Vidrik – ABC Fitness Solutions

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Brian Vidrik says the heavy lifting for personal trainers and gym owners isn’t always what’s on the weight rack. Instead, it can be administering memberships. Tasks like billing, promoting and engaging with members can be as difficult as any cross fit regimen—and as important to a business staying healthy. Vidrik is finishing his second year […]

Blair Rawls – Associate General Counsel at Jacobs

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Creating a more connected and sustainable world, both in public and private sectors, may hinge on one factor above all: massive technological upgrades. So says Blair Rawls, associate general counsel at Jacobs, a company involved in everything from business intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity and space exploration. In recent years, the company has invested heavily in […]

Bhavin Patel – Compass Group USA

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s no real highs or lows on his watch. Just an overall steadiness that Bhavin Patel helps enable at Compass Group USA where, come August, he’ll celebrate his 15th anniversary as assistant general counsel. But, as he told Vanguard in May, the past couple years have taken some doing to sustain business as usual at […]


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