Features

Tara Plimpton – GE Global Operations

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She seems to have seen the writing on the wall years ago. The virtual wall, that is. For upon becoming one of General Electric’s general counsels at a new Nevada division in 2002, Tara Plimpton suspected that corporate legal departments would be under pressure to become more strategic and increase quality while, at the same […]

Kent Workman – Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Kent Workman knew something about complex overhauls long before 2013 when he joined Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated (NASDAQ:  COKE) as its first lawyer. The name changed earlier this year to Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc., and the company has tripled its growth to become the soft drink’s largest U.S. bottler. Years earlier, as a young Navy officer, […]

Holmes Lilley – Chartwell Staffing Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Holmes Lilley became executive vice president and general counsel at Chartwell Staffing Solutions in 2016, after “the longest job interview of my life,” he inherited a department that was spending well into seven figures on legal expenses. Even for a $350 million company, Lilley knew such outlays were unsustainable. Through a combination of tech […]

Robbi Nagel – AmTrust Financial Services

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By all accounts, Robbi Nagel’s day begins like any in-house counsel’s might: checking email, planning work between the litany of conference calls and meetings and—most critical of all—that first cup of coffee. But it’s what Nagel toggles to next that lends her role a bit more color (and plenty of entertainment). As she clicks open […]

Sean Radcliffe – R1 RCM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Imagine you just started working in the sales department of a fast-growing company. You’re about to embark on a week-long trip to San Francisco to meet with potential clients and one question in particular has been nagging you to no end: “What if they want to see our contract?” At your last job, you’d need […]

John Vardaman – Hypur

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From the black swivel chairs to the gaggle of suits across the long wooden table, the conference room looks a lot like those John Vardaman frequented during his days as an assistant deputy chief at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Only this time, his audience isn’t fellow lawyers, but bank executives eager to learn […]

Brad Riley – 3D Corporate Solutions

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Brad Riley has pets—two cats and a dog—and he considers them to be family. These days, we all do. As Riley stresses, once that distinction is made, how we treat and feed our pets becomes a huge consideration. It’s such a consideration for the nearly 70 percent of American pet owners, in fact, that 3D […]

Andrew Chen – Vyopta

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Specializing in enterprise solutions and business analytics, with a unified communications (UC) management platform that’s become a bona-fide best-in-class, Vyopta’s clientele is a who’s-who of Fortune companies: Astrazeneca, Comcast, UPS, the list goes on. And yet, with $6 million on the line—a drop in the bucket for any of these enterprises—Vyopta’s general counsel and co-founder, […]

Paul Brown – UL

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The deal seems too good to be true: a brand new Apple laptop charger for $12.99—far below what you’d pay on the company’s website. When you open the package the next day, the item looks just as advertised: white, sleek and perfectly packaged, right down to the clear protective stickers. Six months later, you notice […]

Lisa Gazley – 20th Century Fox

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She’s not a lawyer, but Lisa Gazley just might have a resume and professional responsibilities that would be the envy of many who have that juris doctorate on their wall—in addition to law school debt that they’ll be paying off for a long time. Meanwhile the personable Gazley continues to have a front-row seat as […]

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