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Word’s out about triple teaming in PR’s digital age

Three can indeed be company, even when the trio comprises companies that used to compete with one another in the high-stakes public relations world.  But they’re adding up to one integrated entity under Chicago-based PR heavyweight Cision, with much credit due the lawyer well-versed in hi-tech and the corporate legal world. Kristie Scott already had […]

Michael Bregenzer – Ranir LLC

Nothing risked, nothing gained, believes Michael Bregenzer, who’s celebrating his fifth anniversary as the first general counsel of Ranir LLC, the Michigan-based manufacturer of value-brand oral and personal health-care products. “I’m comfortable with risk,” says the personable 47-year-old attorney who cut his teeth handling Ranir’s patent issues, in 2006 as an associate with the Chicago […]

Melissa Frugé – Spredfast

There are many differences between technology and law; high among them is that the former may change almost daily, while the latter is at the convenience of the lawmakers. It’s a hare versus tortoise race, only it’s the hare—the technology—that wins. You won’t catch technology taking a breather, and in its dust can be a […]

Sonny Cave – ON Semiconductor Corporation

Nothing moves faster than technology, but geopolitics is picking up speed. In today’s world, a tweet by President Trump can cause a company’s stock to jump or plummet. A trade agreement can change everything. An executive order can leave employees stranded. Global companies, then, would be wise to do as Sonny Cave has done. Cave […]

GSE Systems

When pilots are learning to fly, they often use a flight simulator. It is, after all, much safer and less costly to crash a computer than an airplane. In a similar vein, GSE Systems constructs highly accurate computer simulators for nuclear and fossil fuel power plants, the petroleum industry and other industrial processors. These simulators […]

Matt Jacobs – Black Duck Software Inc.

Much of today’s technology is built on the back of open-source software. These lines of code, made available to the masses at no cost by their developers, can drastically reduce the time and cost of building new programs. “Software developers today don’t write code from the ground up. They compile it by finding pieces of […]

Landon Edmond – SAP Ariba

Located in Palo Alto, California, SAP Ariba is a software and information technology services company that has long led the industry with technology that facilitates and improves procurement procedures for companies of all sizes. Founded in 1996 as Ariba Inc., the company was purchased by German software company, SAP SE in 2012, subsequently becoming known […]

Shelly Cooper – IAP Worldwide Services Inc.

IAP Worldwide Services Inc. (IAP) is a global leader in government services and national security, expeditionary infrastructure, power solutions, aviation and engineering, information technology (IT), communications and more. From airfields to hospitals, border crossings to remote camps, the multinational corporation works to provide global-scale support to the civilian and defense agencies that help the U.S. […]

Clausen Miller P.C.

For nearly 80 years, Clausen Miller P.C. has been serving the needs of American companies and financial institutions with a broad range of legal expertise. The law firm was founded in 1936 as a small group of trial attorneys primarily serving the insurance industry from an office in Chicago, where the company now has its […]

Cairncross & Hempelmann P.S.

Cairncross & Hempelmann P.S. (C&H) has been part of the fabric of Seattle since 1987, when the firm first opened its doors. The nationally recognized firm represents clients across all major industries including emerging companies, real estate development entities, retail, hospitality, construction, insurance coverage, banking, senior life, tax and litigation. “We started out with eight […]

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