Patricia Kim – Swanson

Poll any passenger boarding a flight from Los Angeles to Fargo, North Dakota, and he or she will probably tell you they’d just as soon stay put—emphatically so, should the trip occur in the dead of winter. Most, yes, but not all. And definitely not Patricia Kim. As general counsel for Swanson, one of the […]

Paul C. Nightingale – HP Hood

With the holiday season in full swing when Paul C. Nightingale spoke to Vanguard, cartons of Southern Comfort’s nonalcoholic eggnog were hitting the checkout counters at grocery stores everywhere. But what consumers might not have known was that their favorite spicy beverage only bears the brand name of the famous Dixie whiskey distiller. It’s actually […]

Paul D. Tanaka – Kirkland & Ellis

When Paul D. Tanaka interviewed for a position in 2006, with the global heavyweight firm of Kirkland & Ellis, he seemed to have all the credentials to acquit himself in the increasingly complicated area of environmental law. Though just 31, the University of Hawaii law grad had distinguished himself as a trial lawyer with the […]

Paul Neumann – Trinity Health

Some people approach life like a blank canvas. Paul Neumann approaches life like a fresh piece of copper. Neumann is executive vice president and general counsel for Trinity Health, one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation, serving more than 30 million people across 22 states, and headquartered in Livonia, […]

Pedro Frade – HSBC

Diversity has many meanings, and the general counsel for HSBC Brazil Investment Bank and HSBC Group Argentina thinks every single one is important. When Pedro Frade discusses workplace diversity, he’s not just talking euphemistically about employees who are of mixed ethnicity or a certain gender. Likewise, he’s not just using the term in that other, […]

Pierre Gooding for Harlem

For Pierre Gooding’s family, Harlem had always been home. But after he was born in 1984, his mother had to face some unfortunate facts: The neighborhood in the Manhattan section of New York City, rife with unemployment and homelessness, simply wasn’t a place to raise a child, or provide him with the schooling he deserved. […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.


Winter II 2018



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