Features Private Sector

Roberto Paes

Contrary to what corporate America says, sabbaticals aren’t just another way for millennials to scheme and snowflake their way into being lazy or getting more vacation time. Attorneys especially, may be steered away from time off. There are plenty of lawyers out there, the logic goes. Plenty of executives, too. Pulling less than 60 hours […]

Robert Cordy

The news from Turkey is upsetting—an apparent democracy turned police state under the iron fist of a president turned sultan reincarnate—and it causes personal anguish for Robert J. Cordy. A former associate justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC), who returned to private practice last year, Cordy has for many years been active on […]

Rudolph Technologies Inc.

Bob Koch—that’s Koch as in Cook, not Coke—never lacked for intellectual curiosity, and he had the resume to prove it, when Rudolph Technologies Inc. was looking for a general counsel in the spring of 2003. It wasn’t just legal acumen that Rudolph wanted; someone also well-versed in business would have an edge. Even more so […]

Right at home in the warehouse

There was a time when John Spiegleman expended his legal and real estate expertise on behalf of companies that managed lavish hotels, high-end apartments, urban retail buildings and the lushest golf courses. Nowadays, as executive vice president and general counsel of Denver-based DCT Industrial Trust (NYSE:DCT), he’s more likely to apply his know-how to developing, […]

Randi Cigelnik – Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

Necessary as they are, insurance companies tend not to be on anyone’s list of favored institutions, and that can make them targets for the arguably political agendas of those who regulate them. Case in point: the Multistate Insurance Diversity Survey. Randi Cigelnik, general counsel of the Chicago-based Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), describes […]

Raquel Tamez – SourceAmerica

Long before becoming chief legal officer, general counsel and senior vice president of legal at the central nonprofit agency SourceAmerica, which creates employment opportunities for persons with significant disabilities and is based in Washington D.C., Raquel Tamez went through the ringer at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and before that, […]

Rich Gorelick – Integra LifeSciences

Between 1941 and 1957, South-Philly pool player Willie Mosconi won the World Straight Pool Championship 15 times. His trick, he claimed, was that he always thought five shots ahead. That piece of history resonates with Rich Gorelick, both because of its historical significance and as an example he can learn from. Years ago, long before […]

Richard T. Kneeland – Allegro MicroSystems LLC

Acting as the first line of legal advice for any company is a challenging job, especially when that company is a global high-tech manufacturer with subsidiaries all over the world and hundreds of patented products, such as Allegro MicroSystems LLC. Allegro reaches far corners of the globe with its innovative, high-performance semiconductor technology. The business […]

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