Features Law Firms

Stefania Geraci – Grassi & Co.

During her time as General Counsel for the North American arm of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica, Stefania Geraci’s duties covered just about every conceivable legal base: contracts, compliance, intellectual property (IP), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), real estate, litigation, risk management, health care—you get the idea. That she oversaw all these functions at a company long […]

Joseph Schohl – Radiology Partners

Should you ever see a radiologist from Radiology Partners in action—say, reviewing an MRI on an injured knee or an abdominal CT scan from an emergency room visit—one of the first things you’d notice is the number of screens. To the untrained eye, it all seems a bit confusing; a mishmash of images and charts. […]

Kevin Freeman – Electrical Consultants Inc.

“Danger—High Voltage!” “Electric Shock Hazard!” “Live Wires Overhead!” “Electrostatic Sensitive Area!” We’ve all seen the signs tacked to chain-link fences around electrical substations and other electrical equipment. There’s a reason those warnings are there—they’re not just for show. And while the general public often needs reminders about the perils of high-voltage electricity, so, too, do […]

Gopal Burgher – BurgherGray

By the summer of 2009, less than a year after the collapse of investment firms Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers, the U.S. financial crisis was in full effect—and Gopal Burgher was about to experience it firsthand. With his firm on the cusp of a desperate merger, one he knew he wouldn’t survive, the 37-year-old attorney […]

Michael Tropea – AIA Australia

You know those health-related New Year’s resolutions that never pan out? Stop smoking, eat better, exercise more, drink less, lose weight? They have a new advocate, and it’s not your doctor. It’s called myOwn. Launched in 2017 by AIA Australia Limited, the Melbourne, Victoria-based life insurance company, it’s a new, highly interactive brand. It aims […]

Sean Hughes — Tabcorp

In Australia, the first Tuesday of every November is the Melbourne Cup, the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in the country and a nationwide tradition since 1861. In 2017, it was also the day that Vanguard spoke with attorney Sean Hughes of Tabcorp, a major sponsor of the Melbourne Cup carnival and one of the […]

Tom Barham – SCS Engineers

When clients meet Tom Barham at a construction site, they may see a seasoned contractor licensed in 15 states in a hardhat and mud-caked work boots, discussing budgets and schedules. Other times they might encounter him at his Reston, Virginia, office and see a veteran general counsel who is comfortable navigating a spectrum of legal […]

Thomas Williams — RBC Bearings Inc.

A one-time IRS agent who later got his Suffolk University law degree, Thomas Williams’ well-rounded expertise had RBC Bearings Inc. calling upon him to fill its new role of general counsel in 2006. At the time an assistant general counsel for Ingersoll Rand, Williams would prove his worth in short order for his new employer. […]

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 […]

Joshua Markus – Ardagh Group

Joshua Markus comes across as the complete package. Bright, articulate, friendly and in good humor, he makes a good first impression. Perhaps, best of all, he seems to have a lot of substance, which had to be among the reasons his services weren’t just retained, but upgraded, after his company was bought last year, fittingly […]

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