Features Region: Southeast

David Bouchner – Aggreko

Language differences notwithstanding, David Bouchner may have been the most valuable player in the 2007 Cricket World Cup for his off-field role as general counsel and negotiator of Houston-based North American affiliate of the U.K.-based global temporary power company, Aggreko. His ability to swiftly negotiate a complex contract enabled the games to be played in […]

Jim Gallagher – Perspecta

First came the spinoff: a $2.8 billion divestiture involving years of groundwork and organizational restructuring. All the while, a secondary move—the acquisition of two separate companies by the business spinning off—was in the works. Known as a Reverse Morris Trust, the highly complex transaction resulted in a $4.4 billion, publicly traded company, though not before […]

George Jurch – Continental

A proud Gamecock, George Jurch has attended alumni banquets at which the estimable Lou Holtz has spoken. “The best motivational speaker I ever heard,” says Jurch of the retired football coach whose years at the University of South Carolina were marked by a couple of Outback Bowl victories in the early 2000s. “Every time you […]

Victoria Newman – TMX Finance Family of Companies

Epiphanies can strike at any time: in moments of peace or panic, on a living room recliner or streets half a world away. Victoria Newman’s came right in the middle of a Caesar salad. While attending a conference for general counsels in Naples, Florida, Newman had dinner with a longtime legal head at a Canadian […]

Matt DePasquale – Nationwide Title Clearing Inc.

Shortly after being upgraded to associate counsel of Nationwide Title Clearing Inc. in 2013, Matt DePasquale was called into the chief legal officer’s area and given what might have seemed a battlefield promotion. “The boss says, ‘I have a lot on my plate, I need for you to take over litigation,’” DePasquale remembers from his […]

Spiro Fotopoulos – Cognosante

Working at a prestigious firm like McGuireWoods provided Spiro Fotopoulos with excellent training, but the University of Virginia undergrad and Wake Forest University law grad found such an environment not quite conducive to his preferred career path. “Private practice is more reactive than proactive,” says Fotopoulos who, in October 2017, was promoted to general counsel […]

Eric Masson – Dental Whale

The first time Eric Masson had to ponder his future, during a high-school career day, the beach-loving teen took what he thought was the easy way out: a day long trip to see a Coast Guard recruiter for a career-report assignment. Enamored with the mix of service and seafaring adventure, Masson would spend the next […]

Larry Samuelson – Cvent Inc.

Time was when professional conferences were confined to boardrooms, but that was before such innovations as Salesforce, Dreamforce, Google I/O and Amazon Reinvent allowed executives worldwide to put their heads together. But for every process that’s been simplified, another inevitably arises with its own complexities. Larry Samuelson, the tech-savvy general counsel and senior vice president […]

Lori Burrows – Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation

As a young girl growing up in a working-class home outside of Little Rock, Arkansas, Lori Burrows’ parents imbued her with a single, deeply-held belief: If you’ve been given much in life, you should give back even more. The words clearly stuck. From spending more than two years in the Peace Corps to a post-college […]

Debbie Long – Protective Life Corporation

As she stared out at the sea of caps and gowns that made up the 2017 graduating class of the University of Alabama School of Law, Debbie Long wasn’t sure if what she was about to say would be remembered. After all, how many of us can recall what was said at our graduation? “I’ve […]

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