Features Women in Law

Meg Cavanaugh – Commvault

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For anyone without a law degree, it can be hard to understand most of what’s written in product terms and conditions. Meg Cavanaugh has set out to change this, at least at Commvault, a publicly held data protection company. As associate general counsel, her goal is to write terms and conditions that are user-friendly and […]

Mary Chapin – National Student Clearinghouse

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the first in her family to graduate college and attend law school, Mary Chapin says education was life-changing for her. So, after earning her undergraduate and law degrees, she joined the education law boutique of O’Hara & O’Connell in 1992, representing school districts and colleges in state and federal courts for nearly three years, […]

Andrea Palmer – Higginbotham Insurance Agency Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Andrea Palmer admits she didn’t fully understand the insurance business when she joined Higginbotham Insurance Agency Inc. in April 2018. But she’s a quick study, and as she learned the intricacies of insurance law, regulations and licensing at the brokerage based in Fort Worth, Texas, she also found ways to improve legal operations. Now the […]

Corina Davis – Redbubble Limited

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Redbubble Limited helps artists grow their online platforms and expand their customer bases, it’s been doing the same for itself. The Australian company was founded in 2006 as a small online marketplace for artists to sell their work. It’s now a global company worth over $1 billion market capitalization at its height. “In the […]

Stephanie J. Gilliard – Colonial Downs Group LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most people don’t decide what they want to be when they’re 10. But when a friend of Stephanie J. Gilliard said she wanted to become an attorney, Gilliard decided that’s what she wanted to do, too, even though she didn’t know what a career in law entailed. There were no lawyers in her family, either, […]

Laurie A. Pinard – Manson Construction Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It always helps for a company’s legal boss to visit the site of a major project, ideally in person but at least virtually. Among other benefits, it serves to humanize the lawyer. “Sometimes people think an attorney is holier than thou and condescending,” quips Laurie A. Pinard. “It’s important for others to see me as […]

Miranda Melfi – Birks Group Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Looking through display cases to select the perfect piece of fine jewelry is an exciting moment for most people. But there’s work happening behind the scenes they don’t see. It has a lot of legal implications, too, from design to manufacturing, especially when it involves crossing international borders. At Birks Group Inc., Miranda Melfi ensures […]

Joyce Carestia – Metro Supply Chain Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Joyce Carestia doesn’t see herself slowing down. Even after a decade at Metro Supply Chain, she feels as invigorated as she was at the beginning. Maybe even more so. “I’m excited about what we’re doing, and I have the energy to do more,” says the company’s vice president of legal affairs. “With the supply chain […]

Julianna Orgel-Eaton – Ziff Davis

Est. reading time: 4 mins

“Everyone in New York knows Ziff Davis,” says Julianna Orgel-Eaton. “It’s been through several iterations, but it’s been a staple for nearly a century.” A survivor of the death of print through digital media advertising, the internet publishing company is headquartered in New York City and has around 5,000 employees. Since joining the company in […]

Aliya Haider – Beacon Platform

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In 2007, Aliya Haider had a choice to make: become a law professor at New York University or join J.P. Morgan, where she would become a divisional general counsel for the global corporate bank. Choosing the global financial services firm has led to a whirlwind of challenges and opportunities ever since, she says. Within two […]

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