Features Region: Northeast

Brad Feuer – Barnes and Noble

The chapters that tell the history of Barnes & Noble cover almost 150 years, from the company’s humble roots as the home business of Charles M. Barnes to its emergence as a global retailer under the ownership and leadership of Len Riggio. For the last 20 years, Brad Feuer has been part of that unfolding […]

Brian Baldrate – Raytheon

As a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Brian Baldrate commanded his fair share of missions, many involving Abrams tanks—massive machines whose mobilization required impeccable coordination and constant communication. The tactics and terrains may have changed, but for Baldrate, general counsel for Raytheon’s international and Washington, D.C., operations, the aim remains the same: to […]

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 […]

Brendan Malley – QBE North America

The very nature of the insurance business is about mitigating the risk of clients, and Brendan Malley takes that approach in his role with the regional division of the Australian-based company that is his sole client. A member of the legal staff at the top 20 global insurer QBE North America since 2011, and senior […]

Brett Pailet – adMarketplace

For in-house attorney Brett Pailet, it’s not a question of if artificial intelligence (AI) will eventually take his job, but when—and how much of it. Rest assured, Pailet isn’t envisioning a brave new world with hyper-intelligent computers taking over a company’s legal department (much less an army of robot lawyers). Rather, he sees technology as […]

Bonnie Huber Porzio – Triumph Construction Corp.

She was just eight years old, but Bonnie Huber Porzio’s first trip to a courtroom in Nassau County, New York, with her grandfather was unforgettable—from being invited “backstage” into the chambers of their family friend who was a judge, to getting to sit on the bench and hold a gavel. There and then she knew […]

Brendan O’Connor – Garrett – Advancing Motion

You could say the spin cycle has turned out more than OK for Brendan O’Connor. Or, to be precise, the spinoff cycle. For most of 2018, O’Connor, then the assistant general counsel of mergers and acquisitions at Honeywell International Inc.’s headquarters in northern New Jersey, was entrusted with fronting the company’s spinning off of its […]

Bert Kaminski – ServiceMax

Bert Kaminski had a choice to make. Not quite as nerve-racking as leaving private practice for the dot-com bubble before it burst, but close enough to cause a few sleepless nights: remain as chief commercial counsel at GE Digital, or jump ship to head the legal operations for a recently spun-off subsidiary. Once again, Kaminski […]

Brian Chevlin – Pernod Ricard North America

It may not be among the more emotional cases that the U.S. Supreme Court is taking up, but it bodes significant consequences for the liquor industry. It also commands the attention of Brian Chevlin in his role as general counsel for the North American operations of the French vintner and distiller, Pernod Ricard. For Tennessee […]

Bjarne Tellmann – Pearson

The son of a diplomat who grew up globetrotting, Bjarne Tellmann had dabbled in TV and film work, interned at the United Kingdom’s House of Commons and could ultimately envision himself doing “a million other things,” but he entered law school on a whim. “It was a kick-the-can-down-the-road kind of thing,” he says. But when […]

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