Features Region: Northeast

Debbie Liu – The Wilderness Society

While Debbie Liu has always known it’s important to protect the earth, in recent years she’s become passionate about the environment. In addition to taking everyday actions, like recycling and conserving water, she uses her legal expertise to fight climate change. As vice president and general counsel for The Wilderness Society, Liu ensures the organization’s […]

Benjamin Looker – Trillium Therapeutics Inc.

Benjamin Looker wants to improve outcomes for cancer patients. And while he’s not a scientist or a doctor, he’s spent his career contributing to the cause. As the new and first general counsel for Trillium Therapeutics Inc., he’s helping the company as it starts new and expanded clinical trials. Taking the job in April, he […]

Dante Bradley – Volaris Group

At the time, more than a decade before the arrival of COVID-19 forced remote work on businesses, it was a novel idea. The Virtual Law Office, begun in 2010, was an entirely remote business. As its founder and sole proprietor, Dante Bradley, explains, it was a small firm that offered typical legal services, but it […]

Robin Ricketts – Lockheed Martin Space

For Robin Ricketts, there’s nothing quite like sitting at the console of mission control during a space launch. There’s the countdown, then the call for the ignition, and finally the sonic rumble in her bones as the engines erupt and the rocket flies into the stratosphere, leaving a billowing contrail of water vapor in its […]

Jason Fiorillo – Boston Dynamics

Having crossed the line from research and development to commercial leasing and sales, the fortified Boston Dynamics is now pursuing markets for its robotics that seem to blur the line between human and machine. Or animal and machine. The wares include the quadrupedal canine Spot, who thoroughly wowed Anderson Cooper during a memorable “60 Minutes” […]

Regina McGregor – Cannistraro

In 1963, John Cannistraro had $1,500 in his pocket and his wife Rita’s support. He needed both to open a small plumbing shop in Boston, Massachusetts. More than a half a century later, his family-owned business has become one of the state’s largest providers of industrial mechanical construction solutions, from plumbing and construction to 3D […]

Brenda P. Fuller – Sodexo

She’s all about accountability, her own as well as that of colleagues tasked with sensitive assignments. And as her employer fills increasingly complicated roles in food services and facilities management, that calls for Brenda P. Fuller to ensure the contracts are meticulously worded to protect the interests of Sodexo’s North American division. Vice president and […]

Angela Lozano – Qualia

“Closing date”–two words that bring joy and anxiety to homebuyers, especially in a booming housing market. Once the documents are gathered and the selling price is agreed on—the waiting begins. Often, it’s weeks before the homebuyers meet to sign reams of paper, finalizing what’s likely the biggest investment they’ll make. It’s a process Angela Lozano […]

Eric Gross – Sapphire Digital

Few things frighten Americans like unexpected health care expenses. A 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation poll found 67 percent of respondents worry about unexpected medical bills more than they worry about prescription drug costs, insurance deductibles, or even paying for rent, food and gas. Though Eric Gross can’t prevent those bills from occurring, he’s helping people […]

Ali Rifai – Zurich Insurance Group

M&A attorneys generally buy and sell operating businesses, but what about attorneys who do the opposite? What about attorneys who specialize in divesting discontinued operations? As general counsel for Zurich Legacy Solutions, Ali Rifai is part of a specialized division within Zurich Insurance Group that sells blocks of business that no longer fit its plans. […]

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