Features Women in Law

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 […]

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 […]

Karina Tiwana – ALE USA Inc.

There’s a lot Karina Tiwana knows about practicing law, and it’s just as much a passion for her to pass knowledge on. With more than two decades of experience with tech companies, Tiwana’s mastery of legal affairs such as contracts, intellectual property, privacy protections and data security are well established. For more than five years, […]

Kasey Johnson – Inspirato

Luxury accommodations around the world. African wildlife safaris. Center court seats at the Wimbledon finals. Expeditions to Antarctica. Yachting through the Greek Isles. VIP treatment at the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Inspirato is dedicated to creating the ultimate in luxury vacation experiences, and for Head of Legal Kasey Johnson, few things are more inspiring than […]

Katherine Tew Darras – ISDA

Brexit, the 2020 election, the death of a statesperson, a natural disaster—just a few of the many events that can affect the derivatives market. For at stake are contracts that derive their performance from those of an underlying asset, such as an equity, an index or interest rate. And that makes it all the more […]

Karen McDonough – USI Consulting Group

Karen McDonough gets paid to think about retirement, all day every day. Not her own, mind you rather the multi-billion-dollar retirement and employee benefits industry that her employer, USI Consulting Group (USICG), caters to. As the chief legal officer explains, the retirement and benefits industry is in a constant state of flux: She and her […]

Katie Norton – ASRC Federal Holding Company

It’s a career path that runs from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to above the Arctic Circle—with a cameo on the “Jimmy Fallon Show” thrown in for good measure—but Katie Norton says it’s not hard to follow. “There’s a lot about my story that’s nontraditional in the legal industry,” she says. “I wasn’t a person […]

Kate Proctor – Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

When Kate Proctor sat down with the CEO of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in 2014 to discuss becoming the organization’s first in-house counsel, her commitment was far from set in stone. Her private practice career was thriving, and besides, she was already serving as Seasons’ dedicated outside counsel. After a three-hour conversation, buoyed by […]

Karen Bechtold – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Pushing the boundaries of where science meets law makes for some interesting days for patent attorney Karen Bechtold at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Take, for example, one of Teva’s applications tentatively approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Parkinson’s Disease. It details a system for delivering a generic medication through the skin rather than by […]

Kelly Koster – Pride Global

On the legislative and regulatory fronts, few matters change faster than labor law, Kelly Koster muses from her office at Pride Global, a company that last summer entrusted her with, among other duties, keeping abreast of changes nationwide and sometimes abroad. For Pride Global is the employer of record for thousands of temporary workers provided […]

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