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American Council of Engineering Companies

Design professionals applauded a ruling earlier this year, by the Maryland Court of Appeals, upholding a lower court ruling protecting a company against claims for purely economic damages by a contractor with whom it did not have a contractual agreement. This principle, known as the Economic Loss Rule or the Economic Loss Doctrine, was championed […]

An approach that’s par for any course

As every golfer knows, you’ve got to play by the rules: Where you can drop a second ball after hitting the first into a pond or the woods. How you may address a ball in the bunker. Whether conditions allow for preferred lies. About mulligans: None, at least not while playing for keeps. Joe Nauman […]

An attorney brings the wire and cable industry home

As a child growing up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada, Burt Fealing always believed the corporate attorney was the “James Bond” of the business world. “These were the individuals who were often flown into a location, meeting in a secret room and structuring the transactions that were helping to shape and define the world,” […]

An unlikely angle for activism: architecture

Like many lawyers, Juli Faris Bruce chose the legal path because she was an idealist; she wanted to make the world a better place. While the reality of the legal field—the grind, the competitive edge, the win-lose nature—can break some once-idealistic attorneys, Faris Bruce has found a way to contribute to the greater good. That’s […]

Andreas Bohrer – Lonza Group

A young lawyer with expertise in international finance, Andreas Bohrer raised some eyebrows among his colleagues when he transitioned from regional general counsel of the Swiss bank UBS to a position with the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis in 2010. “I was going from private wealth to private health,” is how the now 49-year-old Bohrer sums […]

Anna Mechling – Liberty Tax Service

Growing up as the daughter of an attorney, Anna Mechling has had an interest in law for as long as she can remember. An experienced litigator, Mechling’s father imparted two pieces of advice that have long stuck with her. “He said law school teaches you a new way of thinking and he also always told […]

Anthony Yoo – ChemTreat Inc.

Anthony Yoo compares ChemTreat Inc., an international industrial water treatment company, to a hematologist, a doctor who makes sure a person’s blood is clean and working properly. As Yoo explains it, just as human bodies depend on the composition of the blood circulating through them, industrial equipment and facilities rely on water as their life […]

Arthur Gonzales – National Interstate

Every attorney has important learning moments early on that will shape the direction of his senior career. For Arthur Gonzales, that “moment” was a five year-long clerkship in the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals where he worked on cases as diverse as complex business litigation, drug trafficking and homicides with death penalty sentencing. “I […]

Arup Americas Inc.

“Struggling is hard because you never know what’s at the end of the tunnel,” the late, great comic Don Rickles used to say. One of his fans, Joseph Dennis, might respond that with sufficient preparation and teamwork the struggle is lessened, and what awaits at tunnel’s end can be the most tangible of accomplishments. Such […]

Bella Sanevich – NISA Investment Advisors LLC

Sometimes the old model stops working. Case in point: the retirement savings model Americans relied on for decades. Traditionally, companies provided their employees with defined-benefit pension plans that, if the employee served for a predetermined number of years, would pay the individual some set amount of money for the rest of his or her life. […]

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