Michael Rispin – Tecogen Inc.

Michael Rispin remembers a time—not so long ago for the 31 year-old attorney—when he was working a fulltime job as an investigative paralegal for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) during the day and attending classes at New England School of Law at night. Rispin’s never been a stranger to hard work. He wrestled […]

Michael Tropea – AIA Australia

You know those health-related New Year’s resolutions that never pan out? Stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, drink less, lose weight? They have a new advocate, and it’s not your doctor. It’s called myOwn. Launched in 2017 by AIA Australia Limited, the Melbourne, Victoria-based life insurance company, it’s a new, highly interactive brand. It aims […]

Michelle Fang – Turo

There are over one billion cars on the planet, and each one spends a majority of its time idle in parking lots, driveways and alongside ticking parking meters. Turo’s founders set out to solve this inefficiency. The car sharing company, originally known as RelayRides, was launched in 2009 and initially focused on providing hourly, peer-to-peer […]

Michelle Hertz – CGI Federal Inc.

In April 2010, Michelle Hertz joined an IT services firm as its first in-house attorney with an eye toward growing with the company to become its first general counsel. Three days after she joined, Hertz learned that her new company, CGI Federal Inc., a secure U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (one of the world’s […]

Mike Capone – Senior Care Centers

With more than 100 long-term-care facilities, including skilled nursing, independent and assisted living, memory care, hospice and palliative care, as well as several ancillary lines, Senior Care Centers (SCC) is the eighth largest senior living provider in the nation. Delivering award-winning care and a holistic approach to resident wellness and quality of life, SCC has […]

National Legal Research Group

There’s no such thing as run-of-the-mill legal research, says John F. Buckley IV, who knows a thing or two about the subject. Buckley is the president of the oldest and largest legal research firm in the U.S., the National Legal Research Group (NLRG). The firm, founded in 1969, offers what it calls “specialized legal research […]

Nicholas Kourides – American International Group Inc.

Founded in 1919, American International Group Inc. (AIG) is one of the largest names in the international insurance market. With more than 90 million customers across 100 countries, AIG offers a full range of insurance services including casualty insurance, life insurance, retirement products and mortgage insurance. As one of the country’s top commercial and industrial […]

Not legal problems, just problems

Vice President and General Counsel Barry Lubow recalls a quote from Harvard law professor, David Wilkins, that describes the relationship between businesses and their attorneys. Roughly paraphrased, it goes: Businesses don’t have legal problems, they just have problem—problems—the legal part of which they’d like removed as quickly as possible. In other words, Lubow says, business […]

Offering defense solutions on both sides of the pond

Defense contractors navigate a sea of regulations—it comes with the territory of handling sensitive material for nations and militaries. And the more a contractor grows, the more it must reconcile its increasingly complex business structure with the regulations that govern it. In charge of that task for U.S.-based Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES) is Bruce […]

Omega Protein Corp.

Talk about a farsighted company. Houston-based Omega Protein Corp. hasn’t just been ahead of the curve when it comes to health concerns; it has been in the animal nutrition business since its 1913 founding, and in the last decade has expanded that focus to human nutrition. Which makes it an ideal fit for John D. […]


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Spring I 2018



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