Features Region: Midwest

R. Lee Allen – BRANDT Inc.

You might say R. Lee Allen has gone back to his roots as legal head of a go-to company for agricultural plant nutrition and plant protection operations worldwide. In some respects, he’s always been tied to the land, helping farmers in feeding the world or just passing their acreage on to the next generation. A […]

Rick Donovan – Lake City Bank

Though it’s not quite post-pandemic at Lake City Bank, each day brings promise of more normalcy to one of Indiana’s oldest state-chartered financial institutions and the largest that’s solely invested in the Hoosier State. It’s taken teamwork, explains Rick Donovan, who joined the bank in late 2019 after years of being its outside counsel. How […]

Regan Schmidt – CNG Holdings, Inc.

Imagine you’re a father of three. As the breadwinner, you work hard to pay the bills and provide for your family, but a few weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, you lose your job. Like many, you wait for weeks to receive unemployment benefits. Then the refrigerator dies, and you have no choice but to pull […]

Robby McGarry – Kindeva Drug Delivery

There are many reasons why someone might not take medicine prescribed to them. Sometimes it’s because it’s difficult to self-administer. Other times it’s because it’s unaffordable. Whatever the reason, the alternative—an untreated medical condition—is not ideal. Robby McGarry hates it when necessary, and sometimes lifesaving, medications and treatments are out of reach for people who […]

Roxy Bargoz – Avant

For a general counsel operating in one of the country’s most demanding industries, the work was about as high stakes as it gets: a protracted legal battle between two Colorado fintech companies (and their respective banking partners) and the state’s attorney general. At the heart of the dispute was whether the plaintiffs, Avant and Marlette […]

Rebecca Zimmer – GE Healthcare

It can be a stressful ordeal for any woman, anticipating the annual mammogram that the American Cancer Society advises for those 40 and older. Which is something that more than half of American women haven’t been undergoing. That’s according to a 2014 survey conducted by the nonprofit Society for Women’s Health Research. Some experts say […]

Richard Stevens – Old World Industries LLC

An attorney who spends his spare time painting abstract art or playing guitar is not afraid to take things in different directions. Or so it seems as Old World Industries approaches its 50th anniversary, with Richard Stevens acting as an artist of change helping to guide the Northbrook, Illinois, company down unexpected new paths, from […]

Rahsaan Sales – Sikich LLP

A few years back, while visiting his childhood home, Rahsaan Sales decided to rummage through an old box of papers. There, amid the reams of school projects and reports, Sales happened upon an old graded paper and had something of an epiphany: Turns out he’d always wanted to be a lawyer. “I thought I’d made […]

Rekha Hanu – Akorn Inc.

There may not be a dry eye in the house. At least there may not need to be since a major drugmaker has been denied an attempt to shield its patent for the pricy prescription eye drop Restasis. A very unusual tactic, says Rekha Hanu, the chief intellectual property counsel at Akorn Inc., one of […]

Richard Fiore – ACTS-Aviation Security Inc.

The need for its services only growing as the threats in the post-9/11 world continue to evolve, the sky would indeed seem the limit for ACTS-Aviation Security Inc. Indeed the U.S. subsidiary of ICTS Europe is intent on expanding well beyond its security solutions and services for airline catering, aircraft security and cargo screening. The […]

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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
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