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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lisa Conrad – Atria Senior Living Inc.

Articulate, analytical, creative – like most any law firm, these are just a few of the traits the leadership team at Atria Senior Living Inc. sought when they were looking to expand their legal team roster. But they also wanted someone who embraced their culture and value system, and who shared those priorities. This mission-driven […]

Lisa Hatton Harrington—ASICS America Corporation

Getting a leg up in the athletic footwear and apparel business isn’t easy. Name brands spare no expense sponsoring sports events and enlisting the most recognizable athletes as endorsers. Woe to any player under contract who’s wearing the wrong shoes or apparel on or off the court, field or track. Such companies play for keeps. […]

Lucia Paolini – FOX Networks Group Latin America

Homer Simpson once said, “Well, I’m not one for taking new jobs on a whim. But as we say in the snow plow business, ‘I’m your astronaut.’” Homer may be a walking contradiction, and a cartoon to boot, but he hit the nail on the head when it comes to not taking a new job […]


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Winter II 2018



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