Features Women in Law

Rachel Bays – Honeywell Aerospace Licensing and Working Capital

From the legal arguments that led to successful appeals of death penalty cases in Missouri, to the export and licensing of aerospace technology, Rachel Bays has researched a lot of laws. But while she’s great at hitting the books, Bays, an assistant general counsel for Honeywell Aerospace’s Licensing and Working Capital unit, likes to see […]

Jeanette Teckman – Match Group

For 25 years, Match Group has been bringing people together by putting a tech-savvy spin on traditional matchmaking. Starting in 1995 as Match.com (now known as Match), it was a pioneer in online dating services, eventually garnering tens of millions of users worldwide. Back then, perhaps 2 percent of relationships began virtually. Now, researchers from […]

Cathy Konwisarz – National Energy Services Reunited Corp.

There’s nothing like a perfect storm breaking as you start a new job, particularly one in which personal and professional relationships are vital. So says Cathy Konwisarz, who had just a few days in the office to get the lay of the land after joining international oilfield services provider NESR as its first general counsel […]

Sara M. Cunnard – FARO Technologies

Like so many great mottos, it stands the test of time. “If you’re not growing, you’re dying,” Sara M. Cunnard says, sharing a sentiment expressed in some form or another by everyone from Bob Dylan to the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption.” That way of thinking should keep her in good standing with FARO Technologies, […]

Kathryn Rookes – Atticus Franchise Group

Efficiency’s at a premium when one person comprises the legal department of a company that owns or operates three very different types of franchises. Case in point: The Atlanta-based Atticus Franchise Group that at last count had interests in 121 locations of Massage Envy, Maaco and Wingstop franchises. It’s anticipating the addition of around 80 […]

Lauren Schwartz – cleverbridge Inc.

When it comes to her career, Lauren Schwartz has learned to expect the unexpected. Since trading her premed studies for a law degree, Schwartz has occupied myriad positions within the law, ultimately landing as general counsel and corporate secretary for Chicago-based cleverbridge Inc., a tech startup offering ecommerce solutions for downloadable digital suppliers. For Schwartz, […]

Bryn Sherman – Offit Kurman

Relationship-building isn’t always a given at major law firms. Attorneys are continuously tasked with moving from one case to the next, so they’re rarely able to offer the full gambit of services or truly gauge the effectiveness of advice rendered. Which is far from ideal, says Bryn Sherman, a principal at Maryland-based Offit Kurman, which […]

Lucinda McRoberts – USA Swimming

Just a few months shy of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, the world’s elite athletes were on tenterhooks. What decision would the International Olympic Committee make in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Would athletes compete or stay home? By March 12—what Lucinda McRoberts calls the day sports got benched—major league teams nationally put their seasons […]

Kamil Ali-Jackson – Aclaris Therapeutics Inc.

As a young girl growing up in the civil rights era, Kamil Ali-Jackson believed that the best way to positively impact the lives of others was through the law. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1984, she got her start as an attorney with New Jersey’s largest law firm, McCarter & English. There, she […]

Molly McCoy – Astellas Pharma US

The lessons have taken her far. She’s been senior leader in the legal departments for industry giants including Sandoz and Mallinckrodt, and she’s crisscrossed the country as her career grew. McCoy now works outside Chicago, guiding Astellas Pharma’s U.S. commercial legal team. But in spring 2020, her typical day’s work was anything but as the […]

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