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Wahid Guirguis – HCI Systems Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the only in-house attorney at HCI Systems Inc., Wahid Guirguis is involved in all its operations, from compliance and regulatory matters to labor and employment and human resources. With few outside counsel, he spends his days working with managers and leadership of the company’s offices throughout California. He also handles contracts, reviews legal documents, […]

Winnie Lee – Cetera Financial Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She arrived just a little late to weigh in on the actual transaction, Cetera Financial Group having purchased the independent financial planning channel of Voya Financial Advisors when Winnie Lee became deputy general counsel in June 2021. But there was integration for her to oversee and ways to streamline for subsequent acquisitions, this being how […]

Wendy Ellis – DT Midstream

Est. reading time: 4 mins

After nearly three decades of practicing energy law at firms and in-house, Wendy Ellis might have thought she had seen it all in this segment. Well, almost. Last summer her long-time employer, DTE Energy, spun off its natural gas pipeline, storage and gathering division into a separate publicly traded company. So, who better provide legal […]

Walter T. Featherly – Calista Corp.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

It’s quite the unique “B Corp meets self-determination” business model that Calista Corporation operates under, and it’ll likely be the subject of continued confusion and controversy. But at least something was cleared up in June 2021: For federal pandemic relief, this Alaska Native company indeed meets the definition of Indian tribe, as do the 11 […]

William Barker – Hi-Crush Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s something about pressure in any pursuit that can shape a lawyer’s character. For the British-born William Barker and his twin brother, Richard, it was the years spent as doubles partners in collegiate and professional tennis. Quite the record those Barkers blazed, first at Rice University where they racked up 35 victories in 2003 before […]

William Potter – University Loft Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When William “Bill” Potter was hired as general counsel at University Loft Company, it was facing three lawsuits. Prior to his hiring, the company had been trying to address all three at once, which Potter described as a game of “Whac-A-Mole.” After studying the cases, each involving the federal government, he decided to implement an […]

Whitney Walters-Sachs – Pine Crest School

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the world of Whitney Walters-Sachs, it’s dangerous territory to never say never—because you might just end up where you least expected to. That was her experience, anyway. Visiting her parents years ago as a young lawyer, her folks thought she should leave her high-profile job as a corporate attorney in New York City to […]

William “Bill” Zak – Honeywell Aerospace

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When it comes to helping aerospace and aviation companies take wing, Honeywell Aerospace has provided the systems for aircraft large and small all over the world. Now the Phoenix-based company is flying well above its engineering roots and into previously uncharted air: connected software to help its customers soar. That transformation—spearheaded by the Honeywell Connected […]

William ‘Mac’ McAllister – Terminix

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There really shouldn’t be much categorization of any problem a business may face. Legal, business, personnel, financial—a problem is a problem is a problem. Deal with it early and it can be put to rest before it metastasizes into a more costly problem affecting multiple areas. So notes William McAllister in late August as he […]

William Benvenuto – Retrophin Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In his high school yearbook profile, Bill Benvenuto included a quote—a two-clause reminder that he should never settle or sell himself short: “Once you’ve stopped facing the challenges in life, you’ve stopped living.” It being natural to soften one’s youthful zeal with a bit of world-wise nuance, Benvenuto offered a slight addendum when he spoke […]

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