Features Region: Northeast

Jessica Hodkinson – Panasonic Corporation of North America

Agility, efficiency, greater use of technology and increased communications—how the past year has accelerated these trends. But it was in 2018 when Jessica Hodkinson made the business case for all that as she centralized legal operations at Panasonic Corp. of North America. At the time, it just made sense to Hodkinson, a member of the […]

Lee Schneider – Block.one

Many people assume their personal documents and data are safe online, especially if they’re protected by a hospital or bank. Anyone can be hacked, though, and most documents can be duplicated and forged or sold online. Anything from medical records, marriage licenses and diplomas to bank accounts and frequent flyer miles can be copied, ruining […]

Ashton Valente – Basin Holdings

When this global holding company brings a new entity into the fold, it’s likely to be for the long term. Such was the case in late 2014 when Basin Holdings acquired FHE, a Colorado-based company providing innovative equipment to the energy industry. Ashton Valente, having become Basin’s first general counsel one year earlier, finalized the […]

Pedro J. Lopez-Baldrich – SharkNinja

Consumers—those of us needing to keep a clean house and functional, simplified kitchen—may associate the SharkNinja brand with everyday chores made easier, everything from robotics and cordless vacuums to preparing food with devices like blenders and multi-cooker appliances. Pedro J. Lopez-Baldrich, the company’s chief legal officer and executive vice president, doesn’t merely see the utility […]

Mandy Petrillo – Boston Red Sox

Wait ‘til next year. For decades, those words marked a rite of autumn at Fenway Park, though recent times—except for last year—have been kinder to the Boston Red Sox or, as they’re so affectionally known, the Olde Towne Team. Still, it would have been understandable if those words crossed Mandy Petrillo’s lips in 2020 as, […]

Alecia Chen – Climb Credit

With nationwide unemployment still high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking to further their education. But as the economy continues to sputter, the cost of higher education remains high, and potential learners struggle to identify which programs will help them improve their skills and career prospects. That’s where Climb Credit hopes to […]

Colman Ragan – Teva Pharmaceuticals

It’s the legal equivalent of taking the field at Yankee Stadium or the stage at the Met, and Colman Ragan had a front row seat. Though not the lead counsel for Teva Pharmaceuticals, he helped draft the argument given before the U.S. Supreme Court in Helsinn Healthcare S.A. v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. “I was […]

Ross Epstein – NFP

From the time he could barely see over the counter at his father’s hardware store in New Jersey, Ross Epstein remembers working with customers, learning the joys and pains of running a small business. Years later, Epstein is still taking these lessons to heart, channeling his father Allan’s approach at New York City-based NFP—a national […]

Greg Moss – Kadmon Holdings Inc.

Whether used in treating multiple myeloma, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Hodgkin lymphoma or leukemia, more than 50,000 stem cell transplants are performed worldwide each year, according to the World Health Organization. Stem cell transplants can help extend life spans for five years or more. But on some occasions, a transplant can actually attack a recipient’s body. It’s […]

Barbara Ruskin – Silence Therapeutics

Sometimes taking the path you never expected can bring you exactly where you were meant to be. Such was the case for Barbara Ruskin, who after reading an article in Scientific American, signed up for every neuroscience class she could in college. The former high school musical actress hadn’t planned to study science, but her […]

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