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Sheedeh Moayery – Barnes & Noble

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A good tale takes time to develop. In the case of Sheedeh Moayery, it’s taken a decade and a half to help write the story of Barnes & Noble, the latest chapter being the acquisition of B&N by Elliot Advisors Limited in 2019. That was just a few years after Elliot had acquired the largest […]

Shelley Hall – NetBrain Technologies

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When NetBrain Technologies wanted to improve its products and customer experience, the company needed an executive to lead the development of a customer advisory board. Shelley Hall, NetBrain’s new senior vice president and general counsel, stepped up. While unconventional for an attorney to lead a customer-facing initiative, she says it was “an opportunity to work […]

Scott Shipman – Dapper Labs

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Digital basketball cards are not securities. Neither are collectibles. Nor works of art. Dapper Labs makes that clear in its response to a recent putative, class-action lawsuit. The case is “Friel v. Dapper Labs, Inc., et al,” in which the plaintiffs allege that the digital basketball cards Dapper sells as NBA Top Shot moments are […]

Sabra-Anne Truesdale– Western Digital

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In July 2020, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office released an updated version of its 2019 report titled “Progress and Potential: A profile of women inventors on U.S. patents.” Among other data, it tracked from 1976 to 2019 what percentage of new inventor-patentees were women. “Reading the report, my manager and I were surprised to […]

Scott Summers – Veeva

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It’s a long way from small-town Kentucky to offices in Belarus, but Scott Summers has made the journey—with stops in Arkansas, Minnesota, Paris and Barcelona along the way. Now the associate general counsel for cloud computing giant Veeva, Summers is the sole attorney handling employment and labor matters. And as the company quickly assumes global […]

Suzanne Law Marisa – OVHcloud

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“I was up working until 2 in the morning last night,” Suzanne Law Marisa confides, with surprising verve, during a recent interview with Vanguard magazine. “So, I apologize in advance if I sound a little off.” Last night, it should be noted, referred to Sunday, after a weekend packed with kids sporting events that included […]

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