Features Associate General Counsels

Mackenzie Meinhold – AES

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Sometimes the most meaningful projects are the ones that take a little longer to come together—something Mackenzie Meinhold knows all too well. The associate general counsel at AES is nearing the completion of a wind farm project more than five years in the making. “It’s been a very long lead time, so we’re really excited […]

Benjamin Blase Caryl – U. S. Steel

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It’s a high-stakes year for the American steel industry with continued trade relief at risk. So says Benjamin Blase Caryl, as he rolls out a defensive and offensive game plan as lead trade counsel for United States Steel Corporation. Caryl believes the American steel industry must defend antidumping and countervailing duties—AD/CVD, in international trade parlance—that […]

Courtland Astill – Traeger Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ask “what’s cooking?” to someone using a Traeger wood pellet grill, and the answer could be anything from steak to ribs to wood-fired pizza. Ask Courtland Astill, and the answer will be M&A with a slathering of IPO. Astill, the company’s associate general counsel, has managed an acquisition that keeps Traeger’s technology at the forefront […]

Cherise Latortue – Flynn Restaurant Group

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In May 2019, Cherise Latortue accepted her first in-house counsel role at the Flynn Restaurant Group, a franchisee whose properties include well-recognized brands like Arby’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Applebee’s and Panera Bread. While it’s been a drastic change from working at law firms for nearly a decade, Latortue says she’s enjoyed plying her […]

Mario Buckley – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

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The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, wasn’t founded to study simple things. For more than a decade, the graduate university has been a research center for developing technological and scientific innovations. Researchers here have also focused on solutions to providing food, water and energy while sustaining the environment. As […]

Kyle Chin – Proofpoint

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Kyle Chin is cooking, he doesn’t follow step-by-step instructions. Instead, he follows his instincts and curiosity, adding in Asian spices and ingredients as he sees fit. For example, when cooking Spam—a favorite in his mom’s home state of Hawaii—he’ll add homemade teriyaki sauce, Japanese furikake seasoning and Tapatío hot sauce to create a distinctly […]

Lance Morley – LendingTree

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Had Doug Lebda been able to find the mortgage he needed to buy his first home in 1996, he may not have co-founded CreditSource USA. As happened, he went from bank to bank, unable to find what he needed despite being an accountant. That led to his creating a platform where borrowers could compare mortgages, […]

Tony Strait – Ceva Animal Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

An essential business under any circumstance, the French-headquartered animal health company, Ceva Santé Animale, couldn’t allow COVID-19 to slow its operations two years ago. Whatever direction the pandemic took, people would still be taking care of pets, poultry and livestock. For Associate General Counsel Tony Strait, it was business as usual at what’s known as […]

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