Features Region: Northeast

Kristen N. Gizzi – ECCO III Enterprises Inc.

For nearly 50 years, ECCO III Enterprises, a family owned business, has been a leading professional construction organization in the New York metropolitan area. As the company excavated, paved and poured concrete for infrastructure projects from overpasses to railroad stations, the Gizzi family simultaneously began to expand their real estate portfolio as ECCO Development LLC. […]

Kevin Siebert – VIAVI Solutions

At any given time, VIAVI’s intellectual property (IP) portfolio, managed by Kevin Siebert and his team, covers upwards of 2,500 individual patents, including all the company’s inventions. It’s an amazing spectrum of products, ranging from a patent-protecting 5G telecommunications technology to color-shifting pigments used in anti-counterfeiting technologies for currencies throughout the world. And while Siebert […]

Katherine Tew Darras – ISDA

Brexit, the 2020 election, the death of a statesperson, a natural disaster—just a few of the many events that can affect the derivatives market. For at stake are contracts that derive their performance from those of an underlying asset, such as an equity, an index or interest rate. And that makes it all the more […]

Karen McDonough – USI Consulting Group

Karen McDonough gets paid to think about retirement, all day every day. Not her own, mind you rather the multi-billion-dollar retirement and employee benefits industry that her employer, USI Consulting Group (USICG), caters to. As the chief legal officer explains, the retirement and benefits industry is in a constant state of flux: She and her […]

Kirk Berger – National Basketball Players Association

In the winter of 2016, representatives from the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) met regularly to hash out the league’s new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)—five years after contentious negotiations nearly derailed the 2011-12 season. This time, the two sides were determined to reach a deal. With billions of dollars […]

Katie Norton – ASRC Federal Holding Company

It’s a career path that runs from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to above the Arctic Circle—with a cameo on the “Jimmy Fallon Show” thrown in for good measure—but Katie Norton says it’s not hard to follow. “There’s a lot about my story that’s nontraditional in the legal industry,” she says. “I wasn’t a person […]

Kelly Koster – Pride Global

On the legislative and regulatory fronts, few matters change faster than labor law, Kelly Koster muses from her office at Pride Global, a company that last summer entrusted her with, among other duties, keeping abreast of changes nationwide and sometimes abroad. For Pride Global is the employer of record for thousands of temporary workers provided […]

Kevin Rakowski – Radian Group Inc.

It might seem like a long shot—or perhaps a long “line” would be more appropriate—but correlations can be made between the legal aspects of insurance, real estate services and fly-fishing. That’s according to Kevin Rakowski, who has been deeply involved in both the sport and the industries for some time. As he has learned, they […]

Kate Peterson – Citizens Bank

On a Tuesday afternoon in late October, just months after competing with 4,500 peers to win the 2018 Global Counsel Employment Lawyer of the Year Award, Kate Peterson prefaced her first interview with Vanguard with a confession: She’d come to work in mismatching shoes, and she was just realizing it. Such is the self-effacing way […]

Keyvan Ghaytanchi – BEB Capital

Ideally located in East Harlem near the soon-to-be-opened Second Avenue subway stop, it was the right size, the right price, the right market—a place bound to sell in this up-and-coming neighborhood, Keyvan Ghaytanchi recalls about the property the company’s broker told him about on a Monday afternoon in 2017. Within hours, Ghaytanchi was sitting down […]

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