Features Associate General Counsels

Suzanne Telsey – McGraw Hill LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Students looking to save a little money on textbooks often search online for deals or used copies. What they might not realize, though, is that some of the books they’re buying are counterfeit. “People buy them because they appear legitimate and are cheaper,” Suzanne Telsey says. “But these unauthorized books are being sold and distributed […]

Rippi Karda – Verizon

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Rippi Karda says she’s multifaceted and that she spends “a fair amount of time doing community development,” she’s understating the facts.  Karda, an associate general counsel for Verizon, negotiates and reviews contracts and agreements for the giant telecom, including HR benefits and plans, supplier diversity, contact centers and marketing. She also ensures Verizon meets […]

Matthew Palatnik – Bowlero Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The raucous fans and star-spangled pants of up-and-coming athlete Spencer Robarge may say it best: bowling is on a roll, and not just at the international tournaments hosted by the Professional Bowlers Association where Robarge is making his mark fresh out of high school.  As Matthew Palatnik explains, bowling centers nationwide have started offering upscale […]

Giovanni M. Insana – Petco Health and Wellness Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Baptism under fire. Drinking from the firehose. A battlefield promotion. Giovanni M. Insana rattles off the cliches with a chuckle while acknowledging how matters have become much more manageable since January 2021. That was when he joined the Petco legal staff as the company went public for the third time. “It was all of that […]

Neil Blecher – Capgemini

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Purchasing a new outfit for a night out or trying tapas at a hot new restaurant shouldn’t be thwarted by something as seemingly ordinary as stairs or a paper menu. However, many Americans experience these daily obstacles. The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in July 1990, seeks to lessen these by legally requiring companies to […]

Jennifer Motwani Hurley – Lockheed Martin

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She’s not just knocking wood over the fact Lockheed Martin hasn’t had a serious work stoppage in the past 10 years. Jennifer Motwani Hurley tries to ensure business continues under any condition. Last April, for instance, she helped the defense and aerospace contractor agreed to a new four-year, two-month contract with its machinists’ union in […]

Jessica Gibson – Amazon.com Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Quietly enough, it started with a copy of “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.” That was the first item sold on Amazon in 1995, then operated from a garage in Bellevue, Washington, by founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon, of course, expanded its products and services beyond arcane volumes, helping to transform e-commerce sales into a global trade […]

Jessie Basner – Trane Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Trane Technologies, Jessie Basner manages every stage of civil cases, which can be heard from federal courts down through state and local ones, with a goal of resolving disputes before they reach a courtroom. That’s no small task, says the associate general counsel for commercial litigation in the Americas. With its Trane and Thermo […]

Edward F. Vermeer – Intel Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

His colleagues at Intel Corp. having given the go-ahead, Edward F. Vermeer finalized negotiations of the investment terms late last year with MinIO Inc., a high-growth Silicon Valley company that provides cloud storage solutions for corporate clientele. Such a platform complements Intel’s status as the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue. Thus, Intel’s decision […]

Rachel Dooley – McKinsey & Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

What do a world-class racing yacht and a steel mill in India have in common? Artificial intelligence, of course. Specifically, AI developed with and by McKinsey & Co. The consulting firm helped design a bot that helped Emirates Team New Zealand defend its America’s Cup sailing title in 2021. It also supported cutting edge AI […]

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