The Donohoe Companies Inc.

How does a two-person legal team support one of the Washington D.C. area’s largest and oldest real estate development firms? It knows when to ask for help and isn’t afraid to outsource work to other law firms. While many in-house counsel justify their positions by bringing legal work in-house, thus reducing their outside counsel expenditures, […]

Thomas G. Siciliano – Municipal Credit Union

Thomas G. Siciliano never expected to see his name in the index of a textbook, and when he joined Municipal Credit Union (MCU) as general counsel at the age of 27, he never expected he’d stay there for 35 years. When he interviewed for the job as general counsel, just a couple years out of […]

Thomas Huyck – Appalachian Regional Healthcare System

In sheer verdant beauty, few places in America can hold a flame to western North Carolina. Though its days as a frontier outpost are now centuries gone, there endures—in the sparsely settled bluffs and valleys strung along its outer reaches—a pioneering sense of community. The flip side you likely know: the dwindling economic opportunity and […]

Thomas Ting – Starkey Hearing Technologies

In 1983, Ronald Regan became the first president to wear a hearing aid on TV. Less historic perhaps than authorizing a moon landing or ending a war, his decision nevertheless removed much of the stigma around hearing aids as being unsightly and a sign of frailty. Shortly after, hearing aid sales shot up, and Starkey […]

Thomas Williams — RBC Bearings Inc.

A one-time IRS agent who later got his Suffolk University law degree, Thomas Williams’ well-rounded expertise had RBC Bearings Inc. calling upon him to fill its new role of general counsel in 2006. At the time an assistant general counsel for Ingersoll Rand, Williams would prove his worth in short order for his new employer. […]

Tiffany Walden – Olaplex

Marie Claire magazine calls it “the biggest new hair-treatment technology for years.” Kim Kardashian says it enabled her to go platinum and back without making a mess of her famous tresses. Molly Sims, she of Sports Illustrated swimsuit and NBC “Las Vegas” fame, also lauds the stuff. The miracle products limit damage to hair during […]

Tim Hutzul – Shawcor

“Like all first generation lawyers, my idea of what it meant to be a lawyer was shaped by popular culture,” Tim Hutzul says. But the reality—although more nuanced and interesting—would make bad TV, he adds with a laugh. Hutzul marvels at where the law has taken him and the opportunities it has presented. “My friends […]

Tim Pratt – Boston Scientific

Eight years ago Tim Pratt left his position at a globally renowned defense litigation law firm to start a new chapter in his extensive legal career, taking a senior position at Boston Scientific, a medical device company. Pratt has gained ample experience in commercial litigation, intellectual property, mediation and product liability throughout the course of […]

Tina R. Patel – Irving Independent School District

Ask Tina R. Patel who her clients are and she’ll tell you “the kids,” all 35,000 of them. Then, she’ll pause, take a breath, and list all her other clients: the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jose L. Parra; the board of trustees, the campus principals, the teachers and the executive cabinet. Patel is the chief […]

Tish Berard – Hearts on Fire

Hearts On Fire, the brand behind “The World’s Most Perfectly Cut Diamond,” draws on a vast array of resources to produce its high quality gemstone jewelry. Skilled members of the company’s research and design, production, finance, marketing and distribution/retail arms perform the day-to-day functions that keep the business competitive and growing. When it comes to […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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Winter II 2018



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