Features Region: Nationwide

Shan Bhati and Peter Petros – Edelman

“At this point, we can read each other’s minds,” says attorney Shan Bhati of her co-counsel Peter Petros. The two attorneys may not have super powers, but after 11 years of working together to build the legal department of the world’s largest public relations firm, Bhati and Petros have formed a partnership that’s unique in […]

Cesar Pereira – OHL NA

Safety and efficiency do not always agree on construction sites, which is one of the reasons attorneys at OHL North America (NA) sometimes put on hardhats and give them a visit. “This is a tough business and all too often, you have the cover-my-ass type of mentality, but you have to create an environment that […]

Michelle Hertz – CGI Federal Inc.

In April 2010, Michelle Hertz joined an IT services firm as its first in-house attorney with an eye toward growing with the company to become its first general counsel. Three days after she joined, Hertz learned that her new company, CGI Federal Inc., a secure U.S. subsidiary of CGI Group Inc. (one of the world’s […]

Jeff Jackson – State Farm Insurance Companies

Since forming in 1922, State Farm Insurance Companies have helped customers recover from the unexpected and unfortunate situations that arise throughout life. With more than 70,000 employees and some 18,000 agents nationwide, State Farm represents hundreds of thousands of policyholders across the U.S. and Canada, who it promises to serve unlike any other insurance company. […]

Kelly Crites — Allegheny Wood Products Inc.

Allegheny Wood Products Inc. (AWP) sells hardwood and lumber products throughout the United States and worldwide markets. The company’s corporate office is in Petersburg, West Virginia. Due to the increasing demand for its products, AWP now has 12 mill locations and more than 700 employees throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Behind the growing family-owned business […]

Lance Balk – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Lance Balk thought he might be done with the general counsel world. After retiring from diagnostics equipment maker Siemens Healthcare two years after its acquisition of Dade Berhring, the attorney was wavering between finishing out his professional career in private practice and/or serving on company boards when Siemens Healthcare’s former chief executive officer James “Jim” […]

Lisa Conrad – Atria Senior Living Inc.

Articulate, analytical, creative – like most any law firm, these are just a few of the traits the leadership team at Atria Senior Living Inc. sought when they were looking to expand their legal team roster. But they also wanted someone who embraced their culture and value system, and who shared those priorities. This mission-driven […]

Michael Bernstein – UBM Americas Inc.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1918, what is now UBM plc is a business-to-business event planning and media company that works to connect businesses with targeted audiences through live events, press releases and other channels of communication. As head of legal for UBM Americas Inc. UBM plc’s business in North and South America, Michael […]

David Marrone – Ducks Unlimited

As general counsel for Ducks Unlimited, David Marrone is responsible for helping the nonprofit achieve its mission of conserving, restoring and managing wetlands and associated habitats for the continent’s waterfowl. An avid sportsman, Marrone shot his first deer at 13 and was introduced to the world of duck hunting when he was a young law […]

Kevin Casenhiser – American Technologies Inc.

Based in Orange, California, American Technologies Inc. (ATI) is the nation’s largest family-owned restoration contractor with more than 750 full-time employees and 17 branch offices across the U.S. The company offers a full slate of turnkey services including restoration, environmental remediation and reconstruction. From small leaks to natural disasters, ATI provides 24-hour emergency response for […]

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