Lois Elizabeth Bingham – Libbey

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Not long after Lois Elizabeth Bingham joined Libbey, a 205-year-old glass and tableware company based in Toledo, Ohio, she found herself on a Habitat for Humanity service project alongside some of her new colleagues. They were designing, building and painting a Baby Shark-themed playhouse with a working periscope for local children. “That was just an […]

Lindsey Sands – Vicinity Energy

Est. reading time: 5 mins

What’s sexy about steam power? Not much, but decarbonization is the hot topic in the energy industry nowadays. And Vicinity Energy is aiming to be a trailblazer on that front. It’s gearing up to produce greener steam in certain city centers where it operates. Specifically, the Boston-based district energy company is promising net zero carbon […]

Laura Belmont – Civis Analytics Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Laura Belmont felt the stakes were so high in the 2020 presidential election that she took a three-month leave of absence from her job as in-house counsel at Comcast to help lead voter protection efforts in Pennsylvania. Beginning in August that year, Belmont served as regional voter protection director for the Pennsylvania Democratic Party and […]

Liliana Torres – Sanctuary Cap Cana

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Contrary to appearances, a resort hotel isn’t one business but a carefully constructed puzzle of several smaller ones, like restaurants, bars, nightclubs and stores. One such tourist enclave is the gated community of Cap Cana, located in Punta Cana, on the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic where hotels, golf courses, pools and other tourist […]

Lesley Hamlin – Wrike

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While the COVID-19 pandemic increased the need for collaborative work management tools, Wrike had already been in the market since 2006—a highly competitive market, as Lesley Hamlin knows. As Wrike’s vice president and general counsel since 2021, her job is to ensure that the company and its products stand out amongst competitors. To do this, […]

Lydia Zakhari – The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA)

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Committed to helping NFL players win in their next chapter, The Trust (Powered by the NFLPA) supports former players when the glories of Sunday afternoon become post-career memories, and new legacies off the field must be created. The Trust offers an extensive array of services and resources to former players through its three pillars: personal […]

Loretta Cecil – Change Healthcare

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Loretta Cecil faced the U.S. Department of Justice in federal court in 2022, the COVID-19 pandemic was still raging. Change Healthcare—a healthcare technology company where Cecil was executive vice president and general counsel—was in the process of a $13 billion acquisition by UnitedHealth Group when the Justice Department sued both companies to prevent them […]

Leslie Nettleford Freeman – AARP

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In AARP’s Office of the General Counsel, Leslie Nettleford Freeman and her team scour the internet to make sure no one’s handing out fake AARP discounts. They also confirm whether companies that claim to be working with AARP are actually authorized to do so, and they send cease-and-desist letters to websites inappropriately using the AARP […]

Luis Cabrera Urrea – Sandoz

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Luis Cabrera Urrea’s eyes light up when he describes the challenges of his role as legal head for Sandoz Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, an affiliate of the global leader in generic pharmaceuticals. A litigator at heart, Cabrera believes in generics and sees his company’s efforts to make affordable, high-quality drugs available to the […]

Lisa Schroeder and Suzanne Flaton-Origenes – BASF

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Chemists think like chemists. So says Lisa Schroeder, adding “that’s what brings out the best of those who work in BASF’s laboratories.” But in an increasingly digital world, chemists may not appreciate opportunities to secure patent protection in the digital space. This being a rather nascent area, Schroeder aids their cause as associate general counsel […]


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Spring III 2023



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