Paul Bennett – Landmark Dividend LLC  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Paul Bennett, the deputy general counsel at Landmark Dividend LLC, has been an important force in steering the company’s growth through strategic acquisitions. Joining Landmark in 2014 as the corporate counsel for their acquisition team, he found himself immersed in a high-volume environment, primarily involved in telecom and billboard acquisitions.  In his current role, Bennett […]

Patricia Bauer – FIS Global 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Patricia Bauer, the assistant general counsel at FIS Global in Latin America, is an essential force in shaping the legal landscape for the company, specializing in card processing. Managing a team of lawyers, Bauer understands the strategic importance of the legal department. Rather than simply mitigating risks, she envisions the legal team actively contributing to […]

Pedro Montero – Bupa Chile

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The realization of the need for data protection has come late to Chile. Its 1999 law on the subject doesn’t even include the word “internet.”   But the healthcare provider with 35 clinics and the laboratory that processes the most medical tests for Chileans has never waited for the rest of this South American country to […]

Paul Meggett – Appalachian State University

Est. reading time: 6 mins

In the intricate tapestry of higher education, the choices available to students extend far beyond academic curricula. As prospective students embark on the journey of selecting their ideal university, a myriad of considerations beckons, transcending the conventional boundaries of classrooms and textbooks.   It is a captivating panorama of student amenities, programs and services that universities […]

Philip Luppino Jr. – Aucera (DialAmerica)

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Philip Luppino Jr. keeps busy as he nears his first anniversary as general counsel of the company whose origins go back to the establishment of one of the nation’s first-ever telemarketing call centers in 1957. Much has changed on the telemarketing front in the last 66 years, and DialAmerica strives to stay ahead of the […]

Patti-Ann Audia – Aisin Holdings of America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Aisin (pronounced “eye-shin”) Holdings America is one of the largest companies no one has ever heard of, says Patti-Ann Audia. Headquartered in Northville, Michigan, a township just outside Detroit, the company is part of the Toyota Motor Group and employs more than 16,000 people at 34 different companies in North America, including four facilities in […]

Philip Nicholas – Amadeus

Est. reading time: 4 mins

No matter where you’re headed, it’s likely Amadeus is helping you get there—without you even realizing it. Of course, this isn’t a reference to the immortal composer, although Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart visited more than 200 places in Europe before his death in 1791. Instead, this is about Amadeus, the Madrid-based provider of technology platforms and […]

Peter Tu – Equilibre Biopharmaceuticals Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a youngster, Peter Tu was an avid chess player, competing in tournaments and on an intramural team during college. Although he’s long since retired from competitive chess, he still applies many of the skills and lessons he learned over the checkered board in his role as in-house counsel. “Playing chess is similar to practicing […]

Peter Ebright – New York Cruise Lines

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Come spring of next year, the first electric ferry could be docking in New York Harbor, but first Peter Ebright must do his part to get a slew of entities on board. He’s general counsel for New York Cruise Lines, which has been operating marine-centered tourism, transportation, dining and entertainment since 1945. All the better […]

Paola Illescas – L’Oréal Mexico

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biggest difference in moving from the Procter & Gamble legal staff to being general counsel of L’Oréal Mexico? For Paola Illescas, it’s been the opportunity to apply all she learned with a focus upon just one type of product and industry: beauty. All the better that it’s a personal favorite. “At Procter & Gamble […]


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