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Wade Poulson – Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.

Throughout San Diego County, there are six automobile dealerships in the Bob Baker Auto Group under Bob Baker Enterprises Inc., many of which are longstanding landmarks that have served area customers for generations. Owned and operated by Bob Baker and his son, Chris Baker, the family-run company operates Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, […]

Walter (“JR”) Dembiec

Walter Dembiec Jr. is one of those people who’s so active and full of energy that you might think he’s secretly found a way to clone himself. (He hasn’t, he promises.) As such, the Seton Hall University-trained lawyer has never quite stayed in one place for long. His resume is filled with chief legal officer […]

Well-suited to a progressive corporate culture

Fitting in with corporate culture is a key to success anywhere, especially at a company that prides itself on outfitting over 5 million people a day with practical and attractive uniforms that suit their lines of work. Maybe it’s the dark pants and brightly colored polo shirts you see on the young people behind the […]

What would a woman do? Bernadette Chala bucked hesitation

When American Sporting Goods Corporation (ASG) asked Bernadette Chala to leave the law office she’d been with for four years, Chala’s initial reaction was hesitation. She had never worked in-house and she didn’t have a consumer products background, she told ASG, and was upfront about her experience. But the company didn’t mind; it wanted her […]

Whitney Walters-Sachs – Pine Crest School

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 […]

Will Payne – William Grant & Sons Inc.

Well-versed in the liquor laws of his native Scotland and the Old World in general, Will Payne had some fast learning to do when his employer, the venerable Scottish distillers William Grant & Sons, deployed him to New York City in 2016 to be interim general counsel of their American operations. “The United States is […]

William ‘Mac’ McAllister – Terminix

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 “Bill” Zak – Honeywell Aerospace

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 Benvenuto – Retrophin Inc.

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 […]

William Deckelman – DXC Technology Co

One year after what he regards as the biggest challenge of his career as an in-house lawyer, William Deckelman didn’t sound like one of his pending responsibilities would be too overwhelming. That was getting the firm he helped create through a complex 2017 merger compliant with the new privacy laws taking effect in late May […]

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Summer II 2020

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