Rana Dershowitz – Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen is one of the world’s most iconic alpine skiing destinations. Situated in the middle of the White River National Forest just outside the city of Aspen, Colorado, the 11,212-foot peak is part of the larger Aspen/Snowmass winter resort complex operated by Aspen Skiing Company that includes Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, family-friendly Buttermilk and the […]

Randi Cigelnik – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Necessary as they are, insurance companies tend not to be on anyone’s list of favored institutions, and that can make them targets for the arguably political agendas of those who regulate them. Case in point: the Multistate Insurance Diversity Survey. Randi Cigelnik, general counsel of the Chicago-based Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), describes […]

Randy Pritzker – Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks P.C.

From self-driving cars to glasses that can translate street signs in foreign countries, technology is evolving in ways that often exceed our ability to grasp it. That presents an unenviable challenge for the thousands of intellectual property (IP) lawyers tasked with protecting the conceptual seeds of those technologies—computer code, proprietary designs, chemical compounds and the […]

Raquel Tamez – SourceAmerica

Long before becoming chief legal officer, general counsel and senior vice president of legal at the central nonprofit agency SourceAmerica, which creates employment opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and is based in Washington D.C., Raquel Tamez went through the ringer at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and before that, […]

Rhonda Porter – Akron Public Schools

Whether it was as an educator herself at the American International School in Vienna, Austria, or as an orchestral trumpet player touring throughout Europe, she found herself always in a role as a musician and an educator. Rhonda Porter didn’t plan on becoming an attorney right out of college. She didn’t plan on returning to […]

Ricardo Nunez — SWM International

Ricardo Nunez may have felt like a relief pitcher upon coming aboard as general counsel of SWM International late last year. The stage for a big win was set by a predecessor, as the suburban Atlanta-based manufacturer of advanced materials made from fibers, resins and polymers had an agreement in place to buy Conwed Plastics […]

Rich Gorelick – Integra LifeSciences

Between 1941 and 1957, South-Philly pool player Willie Mosconi won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times. His trick, he claimed, was that he always thought five shots ahead. That piece of history resonates with Rich Gorelick, both because of its historical significance and as an example he can learn from. Years ago, long before […]

Richard T. Kneeland – Allegro MicroSystems LLC

Acting as the first line of legal advice for any company is a challenging job, especially when that company is a global high-tech manufacturer with subsidiaries all over the world and hundreds of patented products, such as Allegro MicroSystems LLC. Allegro reaches far corners of the globe with its innovative, high-performance semiconductor technology. The business […]

Rick Chung – Bowlmor AMF Corp.

As general counsel for the world’s largest operator of bowling and family entertainment centers, Rick Chung dutifully serves Bowlmor AMF with a unique arsenal of skills that combines a background in economics and information technology with business savvy and legal expertise — just don’t ask him for advice on how to hit that 7-10 split. […]

Right at home in the warehouse

There was a time when John Spiegleman expended his legal and real estate expertise on behalf of companies that managed lavish hotels, high-end apartments, urban retail buildings and the lushest golf courses. Nowadays, as executive vice president and general counsel of Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT), he’s more likely to apply his know-how to developing, […]


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Spring I 2018



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