Features Assistant General Counsels

Kari Valley – MISO

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s an obscure entity where Kari Valley has been earning her livelihood for over eight years. Most people dependent on the Midcontinent Independent System Operator never give it a second thought, at least if their electricity is functioning.   Which Valley is proud to say is almost always. But nothing can be taken for granted by […]

Kati Brady – Radiology Partners

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Kati Brady isn’t selling herself short when she refers to herself and her colleagues in corporate labor and employment law as glorified human resources personnel. On the contrary, she’s emphasizing just how essential the human element is in advancing an enterprise. “One of the most important things for a labor and employment attorney to do […]

Kimberley Honeysett – Varex Imaging

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One has to understand what’s beneath the surface. So emphasizes Kimberley Honeysett, chief legal officer and general counsel of Varex Imaging, a company that specializes in doing just that as the B2B manufacturer of components for medical, industrial and security uses. And Honeysett knows her employer well, having been among the leadership responsible for its […]

Kami L. Holmes – Grinnell Mutual

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s far from a pleasant memory, but as Kami L. Holmes acknowledges, much about litigation is not pleasant. The parents across the table had just lost a young son, and this would be Holmes’ first mediation involving a fatality as a member of the Grinnell Mutual legal team. The grief-stricken parents displayed photos of him […]

Kerry (O’Neill) Bilewski

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She sees herself as the legal equivalent of a primary care physician or quarterback. Bring her a legal concern or issue and if she can’t personally sort it out, Kerry (O’Neill) Bilewski will find someone who can. “I enjoy being the connector as well as point person when it comes to running things,” she says. […]

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