Ryan Plachcinski – Blue Ice Pictures

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Like many teenagers, Ryan Plachcinski found that certain television shows, songs and films spoke to him. He devoured Friends and Boy Meets World alongside The O.C., One Tree Hill, Dawson’s Creek, Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm. He loved movies like The Shawshank Redemption, Scarface, Catch Me If You Can and Forrest Gump. He quickly understood […]

Rui Caminha – Vitta – Visual Law

Est. reading time: 5 mins

TIM Brasil, a division of Telecom Italia, excels in telecommunications. However, it’s occasionally struggled with articulating its services on paper. Its cellphone contract, once a cumbersome set of four documents filled with legal jargon and fine print, was a case in point. But by teaming up with a legal tech firm in São Paulo, the […]

Rocio Aluminé Diaz – Pomelo

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Latin America has a population exceeding 650 million people, many of whom don’t have access to a bank account. According to Rocio Aluminé Diaz, access to financial products and services is a great challenge in the region because the technology and infrastructure is highly fragmented by country, very expensive and oftentimes outdated—if not entirely obsolete. She’s […]

Robby McGarry – Kindeva Drug Delivery

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Patients never like it when a trusted medical product is replaced by something different, but that’s about to happen to many inhalers on the market. Kindeva Drug Delivery, a leading manufacturer of pressurized metered dose inhalers, is preparing to phase out inhalers that rely on HFA-based propellants. Patients aren’t the only ones seeing changes; Kindeva’s […]

Rosario Cartagena – Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a time of transformation and strategic planning for ICES as it celebrates its 30th anniversary, says Rosario Cartagena, the Toronto organization’s chief privacy and legal officer and corporate secretary. ICES is Ontario’s largest health services research, analytics and data institute. It has 572 scientists and staff across seven sites working on more than 1,250 […]

Ronnie Mitra – Ingerman

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As far as Ronnie Mitra is concerned, affordable housing shouldn’t look any different from newly built, market-rate housing. And Ingerman’s properties prove his point. Take, for example, The Willows at Flemington Junction South, a three-story New Jersey housing community built of brown and grey stone and featuring white, slate and cobalt-painted wood. Or The Willows […]

Rebecca Fayed – R1 RCM

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rebecca Fayed was an early expert on healthcare data privacy. As she was writing her master’s thesis on genetic privacy in 1998, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act—which generally prohibits healthcare organizations from using or disclosing patient information without the patient’s authorization—had recently become law, but its regulations had not yet been enacted. “I […]

Richard Bragg – Banner Engineering

Est. reading time: 5 mins

A store is advertising a deal on a combination of two flat edible substrates flanking substantially protein-based contents—or, put far more simply, a sandwich. Phrasing like this is confusing, yet it often appears in trademark and patent filings, says Richard Bragg, who’s been practicing law and handling such filings for over two decades. “It’s one […]

Randy Reaves – Schnabel Engineering

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With retirement looming at the end of this year, Randy Reaves is doing something most people with one foot out the door probably wouldn’t: crisscrossing the country and training project managers on risk management. During 2023, Schnabel Engineering’s general counsel plans to visit all the Virginia-based firm’s offices nationwide. When he retires from Schnabel, a […]

Raquel Pessanha – Sá Cavalcante

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Sá Cavalcante, a Brazilian holding company with interests in real estate, communication, malls and restaurants, Raquel Pessanha is reimagining how the legal department is viewed internally. As the company’s legal director, her goal is to integrate with the business. She wants her team to not only see problems and potential pitfalls, but to carefully […]


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