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Peter Williams – VEIT

Peter Williams hasn’t built an entire legal department just once or twice. Last spring, he took on the task for the third time. As the general counsel and secretary at VEIT, he created the company’s first legal department in its 93-year history. Williams joined the company as part of its new leadership team and has […]

Philip Kirkpatrick – Rabobank, North America

Tough competition notwithstanding, Philip Kirkpatrick can make a strong case as to why the company he now serves as regional general counsel may deserve a much coveted award this spring. For the Association of Corporate Counsel annually fields nominations from company legal departments that have distinguished themselves by smarts and innovation. Lawyers being a very […]

Philip Petti – USG Corp.

He’ll leave it to others to make the lightweight wallboard and other USG Corp. products for many of the world’s 10 tallest buildings, starting with the 2,717-foot Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates and ending with the 1,667-foot Taipei 101 in Taiwan. Instead, Philip Petti will keep busy making, defending and leveraging his employer’s […]

Philipp Kaeferle – NEST

It’s a billion-dollar-plus industry, facilities maintenance and management, and NEST has been garnering an incrementally bigger piece of the turf since the company’s 1994 founding in Gloucester City, New Jersey, just across the Walt Whitman Bridge from Philadelphia. “No marquee projects like a big bridge,” Philipp Kaeferle, NEST’s congenial general counsel, tells Vanguard in late […]

Philippe Claude – Mars Wrigley Confectionery

As the checkout conveyor lurches forward, bringing your groceries along for the ride, you decide to treat yourself to a Snickers bar from the aisle’s candy display. It’s always been your favorite, after all. “No need to throw it in a bag,” you tell the cashier. “This’ll be gone by the time I pull in […]

Phillip Pompa – Two Point

Small, family-owned pharmacies seem relics of the past, with modern economics making it a challenge, if not a losing game, for them to compete against the major chains. As is the case with any market trend, there may be positive and negative implications. But there’s most certainly a need to safely and securely move data […]

Philly Shipyard – Dean Grabelle

In the spring of 2019 operations at the Philly Shipyard were looking bleak. A lack of contracts had idled production and the workforce had been slashed from 1,200 down to around 80, says Dean Grabelle. But Grabelle had hope. After laboring over proposals for months as Philly Shipyard’s senior vice president and general counsel, word […]

Phyllis J. Zanghi – American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company

A self-professed “nerd through and through,” and at ease among alternative assets, annuities and actuaries, Phyllis J. Zanghi couldn’t help but be intrigued at a new opportunity in 2020. Though a valued member of the Brighthouse Financial legal team in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over three years, the opportunity arose to take part in the […]

Pia Norman Thompson – LoanMe

While lawyers are focused on serving other people and the businesses they work for, they don’t often invest in themselves, says Pia Norman Thompson. “For some reason, investing in one’s self and betting on one’s self seems difficult for people to do—which is an absolute shame,” she posits. Another excuse and hurdle: People think they […]

Pierre Gooding for Harlem

For Pierre Gooding’s family, Harlem had always been home. But after he was born in 1984, his mother had to face some unfortunate facts: The neighborhood in the Manhattan section of New York City, rife with unemployment and homelessness, simply wasn’t a place to raise a child, or provide him with the schooling he deserved. […]

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