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L. Scott Askins – Kabbage

It almost seems too good to be true. There you are, a small business owner wondering how you’d ever double your microbrewery’s canning line, and up pops this website—something called Kabbage—offering small businesses access to working capital in minutes. There’s even an ROI calculator to help you zero in on the level of funding you […]

Lance Balk – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Lance Balk thought he might be done with the general counsel world. After retiring from diagnostics equipment maker Siemens Healthcare two years after its acquisition of Dade Berhring, the attorney was wavering between finishing out his professional career in private practice and/or serving on company boards when Siemens Healthcare’s former chief executive officer James “Jim” […]

Landon Edmond – SAP Ariba

Located in Palo Alto, California, SAP Ariba is a software and information technology services company that has long led the industry with technology that facilitates and improves procurement procedures for companies of all sizes. Founded in 1996 as Ariba Inc., the company was purchased by German software company, SAP SE in 2012, subsequently becoming known […]

Larry Samuelson – Cvent Inc.

Time was when professional conferences were confined to boardrooms, but that was before such innovations as Salesforce, Dreamforce, Google I/O and Amazon Reinvent allowed executives worldwide to put their heads together. But for every process that’s been simplified, another inevitably arises with its own complexities. Larry Samuelson, the tech-savvy general counsel and senior vice president […]

Lauren Curtin – LifeVantage Corporation

She may have been the type of younger sister whose siblings came to appreciate her only belatedly. “I was always the rule follower,” Lauren Curtin tells Vanguard with a laugh. “When my brothers would get into trouble I’d tell them ‘You can’t do that! Rules exist for a reason!’ That was me: the enforcer.” She […]

Laurence Grayer – Creative Associates International

Even for the worldliest of folks, it can be an eye-opener to visit lands as challenged as some in Latin America. Having had his hands full since taking over the legal department of a global education and development organization last May, the very well-traveled Laurence Grayer wasn’t able to visit any of the countries serviced […]

Leading by Empowerment, Teamwork and Trust

A young lawyer with expertise in international finance, Andreas Bohrer raised some eyebrows among his colleagues when he transitioned from regional general counsel of the Swiss bank UBS to a position with the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis in 2010. “I was going from private wealth to private health,” is how the now 49-year-old Bohrer sums […]

Lele Modise – Barclays Africa Group Limited

For many of us, the long-running TV show “Law and Order” is merely a diversion; for the impressionable young Lele Modise, though, it was a window to a fascinating world. The South African native seemed born with a strong sense of justice, and was certain by age 12 that she would pursue law. Watching the […]

Lian Duan – China Merchants Bank New York Branch

Recent economic tensions between the U.S. and China aren’t exactly brimming with silver linings. With billions of dollars in new tariffs in the works and diplomatic relationships seemingly being set back for years, the dust has yet to settle. As of April, you could even say things were still blowing up. But for the embattled […]

Lias J. “Jeff” Steen – Oil States International Inc.

A man of high spirits, Lias J. “Jeff” Steen laughs when remembering how, upon being hired as an assistant general counsel at Houston-based Camco International Inc. in 1988, a graduating classmate at South Texas College of Law told him, “too bad you couldn’t get a real job.” That may have been what passed for conventional […]

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