Features

Gabriela Bogantes – Pfizer

Even for a kindergartner, the task was whimsical: use the boxes of costumes to dress up for your future job. While her classmates reluctantly rummaged through the various wares, blending careers like watercolor paints, Gabriela Bogantes went straight for the briefcase and necktie. Her teacher didn’t even bother to ask. “I always knew I wanted […]

Gail Sharps Myers: Senior Vice President and General Counsel with Snyder’s-Lance Inc.

Gail Sharps Myers started planning for her career early. When she was a child, it was astronaut, actress and lawyer that topped her list of prospective professions. “Eventually I realized I didn’t have the math skills to be an astronaut and being an actress was just not in the cards, but my uncle was a […]

Gary M. Stern – National Archives and Records Administration

When Hilary Clinton’s email scandal broke, lawsuits landed on Gary M. Stern’s desk. Stern is general counsel for the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the agency that both stores permanent government records and sets the rules for what records federal agencies have to keep and for how long. Because NARA tells the State Department […]

GC Erin Bagley puts the “cover” in Coverys

Amidst the cacophony of the national health insurance debate—over who pays what and how; and of when liability comes into play—one voice always seems drowned in the din: that of practitioners providing the care. It’s a conundrum Erin Bagley knows only too well. As general counsel for Coverys, a medical professional liability insurer headquartered in […]

Gennaro Savastano – LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York

A teenager from a rural town kicked out of his home for coming out as gay. A trans employee fired from her job after management demanded she stop using the women’s bathroom. A mom in danger of losing custody because she’s a non-biological parent. Gennaro Savastano knows that many people who walk into one of […]

George Jurch – Continental

A proud Gamecock, George Jurch has attended alumni banquets at which the estimable Lou Holtz has spoken. “The best motivational speaker I ever heard,” says Jurch of the retired football coach whose years at the University of South Carolina were marked by a couple of Outback Bowl victories in the early 2000s. “Every time you […]

George Melo – Andron Construction Corp

For most first-time general counsels, the in-house learning curve can feel like scaling a building. Luckily, George Melo was still wearing his climbing gear. After nearly two decades in the world of private practice, much of it spent working in a “pseudo-GC capacity” of outside counsel for market sector leading commercial and business clients, Melo […]

Gonzalo Ruiz San Sebastián

After more than a couple of decades of high-profile in-house legal roles at The Coca-Cola Company and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Gonzalo Ruiz has been pondering what will happen in the second half of his professional life. The affable and well-spoken man recently moved to San Mateo, California, with his wife Claudia and their three children […]

GPD Group

Jackie Bennett may be young for a general counsel, but she got her start in the engineering industry at the far younger age of 10, so she’s never been one to let her freshness hold her back. Bennett’s father was an engineer and, as a kid, she spent her summers at the engineering firm, doing […]

Graham Luce – BJ’s Wholesale Club

While a membership at BJ’s Wholesale Club costs just $55, for many shoppers that may not be walking-around money. Bargains abound, but with customers counting pennies, it’s to the warehouse club’s interests to communicate just how much potential members can save. Which competing retailers may take exception to, especially when BJ’s promises “up to 25 […]

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