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Robin Smith – LEGO Systems Inc.

Little children worldwide are finding that playing with LEGO bricks engages both their brains and hands in ways that their video games will not, and the international toymaker could not agree more. That was among the reasons that Robin Smith, the Americas vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, found herself in Shanghai in late […]

Ricardo Nunez — SWM International

Ricardo Nunez may have felt like a relief pitcher upon coming aboard as general counsel of SWM International late last year. The stage for a big win was set by a predecessor, as the suburban Atlanta-based manufacturer of advanced materials made from fibers, resins and polymers had an agreement in place to buy Conwed Plastics […]

Roberto Paes

Contrary to what corporate America says, sabbaticals aren’t just another way for millennials to scheme and snowflake their way into being lazy or getting more vacation time. Attorneys especially, may be steered away from time off. There are plenty of lawyers out there, the logic goes. Plenty of executives, too. Pulling less than 60 hours […]

Robert Cordy

The news from Turkey is upsetting—an apparent democracy turned police state under the iron fist of a president turned sultan reincarnate—and it causes personal anguish for Robert J. Cordy. A former associate justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), who returned to private practice last year, Cordy has for many years been active on […]

Rudolph Technologies Inc.

Bob Koch—that’s Koch as in Cook, not Coke—never lacked for intellectual curiosity, and he had the resume to prove it, when Rudolph Technologies Inc. was looking for a general counsel in the spring of 2003. It wasn’t just legal acumen that Rudolph wanted; someone also well-versed in business would have an edge. Even more so […]

Randi Cigelnik – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Necessary as they are, insurance companies tend not to be on anyone’s list of favored institutions, and that can make them targets for the arguably political agendas of those who regulate them. Case in point: the Multistate Insurance Diversity Survey. Randi Cigelnik, general counsel of the Chicago-based Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), describes […]

Raquel Tamez – SourceAmerica

Long before becoming chief legal officer, general counsel and senior vice president of legal at the central nonprofit agency SourceAmerica, which creates employment opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and is based in Washington D.C., Raquel Tamez went through the ringer at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and before that, […]

Rich Gorelick – Integra LifeSciences

Between 1941 and 1957, South-Philly pool player Willie Mosconi won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times. His trick, he claimed, was that he always thought five shots ahead. That piece of history resonates with Rich Gorelick, both because of its historical significance and as an example he can learn from. Years ago, long before […]

Rana Dershowitz – Aspen Skiing Company

Aspen is one of the world’s most iconic alpine skiing destinations. Situated in the middle of the White River National Forest just outside the city of Aspen, Colorado, the 11,212-foot peak is part of the larger Aspen/Snowmass winter resort complex operated by Aspen Skiing Company that includes Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, family-friendly Buttermilk and the […]

Rhonda Porter – Akron Public Schools

Whether it was as an educator herself at the American International School in Vienna, Austria, or as an orchestral trumpet player touring throughout Europe, she found herself always in a role as a musician and an educator. Rhonda Porter didn’t plan on becoming an attorney right out of college. She didn’t plan on returning to […]

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