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Mauricio Joffily Pinheiro – Shire

On paper, his employer remains the same, but for all practical purposes Mauricio Joffily Pinheiro no longer works for the same company he joined in early 2015 as the only in-house lawyer for Latin America. That’s because the Irish-headquartered Shire has grown exponentially, becoming one of the most acquisitive companies on the global biopharm and biotech […]

Match Group

Few people may realize it, but the dating websites Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder and PlentyOfFish are all owned by the same parent company, Match Group. In all, Match Group owns some 45 online dating brands, each catering to a slightly different market. “They all focus on something unique, even though they’re in the same space,” says […]

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 […]

Masha Trainor – Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation

A worldly background can be indispensable when it comes to international commerce and law, and Masha Trainor got her start early. General counsel and vice president of Ampco-Pittsburgh since June 2015, the Russian-born daughter and sister of doctors came to the United States as a high school student on foreign exchange and never left for […]

Michelle Fang – Turo

There are over one billion cars on the planet, and each one spends a majority of its time idle in parking lots, driveways and alongside ticking parking meters. Turo’s founders set out to solve this inefficiency. The car sharing company, originally known as RelayRides, was launched in 2009 and initially focused on providing hourly, peer-to-peer […]

Michael Rispin – Tecogen Inc.

Michael Rispin remembers a time—not so long ago for the 31 year-old attorney—when he was working a fulltime job as an investigative paralegal for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) during the day and attending classes at New England School of Law at night. Rispin’s never been a stranger to hard work. He wrestled […]

Mallory Garner – PennyMac Financial Services

Growing up, Mallory Garner remembers her parents encouraging her to become an attorney. Her father was a small business owner and wanted her and her brother to pursue professions that would always be in demand. “I was a strong writer and had a flair for the dramatic, so I chose law school,” says Garner, who […]

Matthew Esber – Interactive Life Forms LLC

Matt Esber’s job isn’t sexy, at least not for the industry he’s in. Esber is general counsel of Interactive Life Forms LLC, a company that manufactures sex toys, occasionally called “sexual health aids” or “marital aids” depending on who you talk to. The company is best known for one of its several products: the Fleshlight. […]

Marvin Levine – General Growth Properties Inc.

When Marvin Levine came to General Growth Properties (GGP) in 2011, it was a company long overdue for a change. Having recently emerged from bankruptcy proceedings that saw the real estate investment trust’s share price fall by 97 percent over a six-month period, Levine and incoming CEO Sandeep Mathrani were eager for the chance to […]

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