Features Legal Leaders

Damon B. Bonesteel – Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s no business like show business, the adage goes. But at the end of the day, it’s still an industry driven by the bottom line. During his 23 years at Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Damon Bonesteel has been focused on that and not just on the legal side. His title—senior vice president of legal and […]

John Cheek – Tenneco

Est. reading time: 5 mins

At the start of 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic began, leaders at Tenneco decided to pause a  major company restructuring. The plan had been to split the company in two and create a spinoff called DRiV Incorporated, which would have specialized in ride performance and aftermarket solutions for cars and trucks. Tenneco manufactures automotive components […]

Christy Neuhoff – St. Luke’s

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Established in 1902, St. Luke’s Health System is Idaho’s largest healthcare provider, and Christy Neuhoff has been leading the legal charge there for the last 15 years. Lately, as its senior vice president and chief legal officer, she’s helping the not-for-profit develop a health plan to be available in January 2023, though patients can start […]

Anthony Serventi – Bosch

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He’s been known to flash the yellow or cautionary light. If necessary, he’ll flash the red one too, although Anthony Serventi strives to avoid this outcome. As he explains, an in-house legal department must partner with the business side, albeit with prudence. That may be especially true for Serventi who’s vice president, legal counsel and […]

Sarah Boissins Ashley – Global Infrastructure Partners

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s much fine print to examine and numbers to add up, but the deals have nonetheless been getting sealed at Global Infrastructure Partners. Recently GIP and a joint partner, TotalEnergies, took a controlling stake in Clearway Energy Group and SunPower Corp. The former owning the fifth largest portfolio of renewable assets in the United States […]

Xanthe Ranger – Booking Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The thrill of taking in a city skyline, visiting a world-class museum or diving into a deep-blue swimming hole seemed out of reach for many these past few years, what with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing countries to adopt tough travel restrictions.   But domestic and international travel is back—and Xanthe Ranger of Booking Holdings is in […]

Wahid Guirguis – HCI Systems Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the only in-house attorney at HCI Systems Inc., Wahid Guirguis is involved in all its operations, from compliance and regulatory matters to labor and employment and human resources. With few outside counsel, he spends his days working with managers and leadership of the company’s offices throughout California. He also handles contracts, reviews legal documents, […]

Kenneth Block – New American Funding

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While he’s the top attorney at New American Funding, Kenneth Block thinks of himself as more than an attorney. “I see myself as unique, acting as both lawyer and non-lawyer, and serving as an integral partner to the business team,” Block says. “I think that is rare for a person in my position.” As general […]

Daniel Macy – Lower

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Purchasing a home unleashes an avalanche of confusing data, but Lower, a financial technology lender, is looking to unbury homebuyers with the five, large brightly colored blocks on its website. Each provides visitors with a quick overview of essential information, such as today’s 15-year mortgage and annual percentage rates. Clicking the violet box will connect […]

Chuck Almer – Construction Specialties Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With clients in healthcare, Construction Specialties Inc. met every definition of essential business during COVID-19. And what a greater volume of work the company had as its hospital and clinic clientele reconfigured available space into patient rooms. The company noted for making and using such specialty products as Acrovyn® wall protection and doors, as well […]

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