Features Employment & Labor Contracts

Lias J. “Jeff” Steen – Oil States International Inc.

A man of high spirits, Lias J. “Jeff” Steen laughs when remembering how, upon being hired as an assistant general counsel at Houston-based Camco International Inc. in 1988, a graduating classmate at South Texas College of Law told him, “too bad you couldn’t get a real job.” That may have been what passed for conventional […]

Not legal problems, just problems

Vice President and General Counsel Barry Lubow recalls a quote from Harvard law professor, David Wilkins, that describes the relationship between businesses and their attorneys. Roughly paraphrased, it goes: Businesses don’t have legal problems, they just have problem—problems—the legal part of which they’d like removed as quickly as possible. In other words, Lubow says, business […]

Otis Carter – TriMark USA LLC

When Otis Carter, general counsel for TriMark USA LLC, made plans to have dinner with friends in Chicago, they asked if he might be able to get a reservation at Duck Duck Goat, a new restaurant opened by Stephanie Izard—the first female chef to win the Bravo television show Top Chef. As it turned out, […]

Greg Chemnitz – Materion Corporation

As a high performance engineered materials company with an international presence, it takes a certain kind of general counsel to lead the legal team at Materion Corporation. With a degree in advanced international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a personal background that includes a number of connections to the European market, Greg Chemnitz has […]

Dan Barsky – Fluent Inc.

As the general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary at one of the nation’s fastest growing, most innovative companies, Fluent Inc.’s general counsel Dan Barsky brings decades of legal experience to the startup realm. Founded in 2010, Fluent’s unique approach to advertising and marketing gained the attention of IDI Inc., which acquired Fluent in 2015. […]

Michelle Hertz – CGI Federal Inc.

In April 2010, Michelle Hertz joined an IT services firm as its first in-house attorney with an eye toward growing with the company to become its first general counsel. Three days after she joined, Hertz learned that her new company, CGI Federal Inc., a secure U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (one of the world’s […]

Tina R. Patel – Irving Independent School District

Ask Tina R. Patel who her clients are and she’ll tell you “the kids,” all 35,000 of them. Then, she’ll pause, take a breath, and list all her other clients: the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jose L. Parra; the board of trustees, the campus principals, the teachers and the executive cabinet. Patel is the chief […]

John Christopher – Monmouth University

As vice president and general counsel at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey, John Christopher is responsible for providing legal advice and representation on a broad range of topics, including labor and employment issues, business matters, contract reviews, litigation, copyright, student and faculty issues and property acquisition. After earning his JD from SUNY […]

Kelly Crites — Allegheny Wood Products Inc.

Allegheny Wood Products Inc. (AWP) sells hardwood and lumber products throughout the United States and worldwide markets. The company’s corporate office is in Petersburg, West Virginia. Due to the increasing demand for its products, AWP now has 12 mill locations and more than 700 employees throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Behind the growing family-owned business […]

Michael Bernstein – UBM Americas Inc.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1918, what is now UBM plc is a business-to-business event planning and media company that works to connect businesses with targeted audiences through live events, press releases and other channels of communication. As head of legal for UBM Americas Inc. UBM plc’s business in North and South America, Michael […]

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