Features Region: Northeast

Emma Channing — Satis Group LLC

Emma Channing says about 70 percent of Americans have less than $5,000 in their 401(k) accounts—and that’s not OK. In fact, the CEO and general counsel of Satis Group says the numbers amount to a ticking time bomb. The casualties? They’re more likely to be women—and those earning less income. That situation is among the […]

Evan A. Michael – NFP

For most general counsels, shepherding four acquisitions over the course of a year would be a milestone. Evan A. Michael routinely oversees 10 times that number. As general counsel and executive vice president for NFP—one of the nation’s largest insurance brokers and consultants—Michael has made mergers and acquisitions the centerpiece of his 13-year-plus tenure at […]

Ethan Weitzman – HIDTA

In the Washington, D.C., area, Ethan Weitzman, fights the war on drugs in his own backyard, but he’s not a cop or a first responder. A Baltimore native, he’s chief regulatory compliance officer and general counsel for the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, or HIDTA, which coordinates federal, state and local drug interdiction efforts […]

Erik Fargo – Alpha Capital Partners LLC

A 2017 change to the U.S. tax code—much debated, much discussed, still being understood—has opened the way for what could be billions of dollars in investment in what are known as opportunity zones. Spread throughout the U.S., the zones can gain the designation if the poverty rate is at least 20 percent and median annual […]

Eileen Simon – Mastercard

Heads down, earbuds in, fingers forever scrolling the latest story or social media feed, our cellphones have become the most powerful tools in our daily lives—even an extension of ourselves. But getting our phones to recognize us as individuals? Until recently, that was the stuff of science fiction. According to one of its top attorneys, […]

Eric Rubenstein – Nielsen

Eric Rubenstein can regale listeners with plenty of experiences afforded by his job: deliberating with a Vietnamese labor official against the backdrop of an enormous portrait of Communist revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh; making government officials in China laugh with his rudimentary knowledge of Mandarin; taking his newborn son for a passport photo at two […]

Ernest Newborn – USI Insurance Services

In 1950, at a time when many African-Americans faced near-impenetrable glass ceilings, a young mail clerk from northwest Ohio began a climb that would sail clear through the roof—and the generations. From steel-factory basement to general counsel corner office to a glowing profile in “Ebony Magazine,” the legacy of Clarence L. Robinson is steeped in […]

Elevating legal at the speed of technology

Manhattan’s minimalist, all-glass, 978-foot-tall 4 World Trade Center is outstanding in its own right, but for many, the building’s elevators steal the show. Imagine this: you enter a building, tap your ID card on a turnstile and as it opens, it tells you which of 34 elevators to get in. An algorithm has determined which […]

Ever a positive charge at AOL

When Julie Jacobs joined the legal staff of America Online, better known as AOL, in 2000, the internet pioneer seemed in need of the kind of jolt that an enthusiastic tech- and business-savvy person could offer. Seventeen years later, as executive vice president and general counsel, Jacobs seems to have more than justified the faith […]

Excelling at home and in the workplace

By any metric, Sue Lee is an achiever. Harvard educated as an undergrad and law student, the Taiwanese-born Lee has served as general counsel, senior vice president and corporate secretary of Entegris Inc. in Billerica, Massachusetts, since the spring of 2016. Just 40, she’s been general counsel at two other companies and held high positions […]

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