Features Region: Southeast

Denelle J. Waynick – UCB Inc.

This past year, Denelle J. Waynick was at a conference when a woman she worked with 17 years earlier approached her. This fellow attorney recounted how, when she found herself pregnant and about to become a single parent, her initial reaction was apprehension. She feared her law firm’s reaction and even considered foregoing taking the […]

John Scheib – Norfolk Southern

On his first day at the Washington, D.C., office of the Covington & Burling international law firm, little did John Scheib know he was on track—literally—to eventually being a vice president of one of the nation’s major railroad operations. Having distinguished himself while clerking under a federal appeals judge and as a magna cum laude […]

Abraham Ronai – Getinge Group

When Abraham Ronai was an undergraduate at Cornell University, he planned on becoming a mechanical engineer, not a lawyer. Then he interned at Pratt & Whitney, a jet engine manufacturer. While Ronai had always been interested in science, he couldn’t see himself working as an engineering manager or spending years constructing a single bolt. Instead, […]

Anthony Yoo – ChemTreat Inc.

Anthony Yoo compares ChemTreat Inc., an international industrial water treatment company, to a hematologist, a doctor who makes sure a person’s blood is clean and working properly. As Yoo explains it, just as human bodies depend on the composition of the blood circulating through them, industrial equipment and facilities rely on water as their life […]

Eric Reicin – MorganFranklin Inc. and MorganFranklin Consulting LLC

Eric Reicin believes there are four levels of in-house counsel: the scribe, the legal practitioner, the trusted advisor and the business partner. “The leading in-house counsels are focusing most of the time on the trusted advisor and the business partner roles,” says Reicin, who is vice president, corporate counsel and general counsel at MorganFranklin Consulting. […]

David Vetter – Tech Data Corporation

Often the hardest part of using new software is getting users onboard, not choosing the program or plugging it in. That was the case when David Vetter told Tech Data Corporation’s legal team he was going to use a different “matter management system” to manage cases, draft letters and perform daily tasks. Vetter recalls the […]

Anna Mechling – Liberty Tax Service

Growing up as the daughter of an attorney, Anna Mechling has had an interest in law for as long as she can remember. An experienced litigator, Mechling’s father imparted two pieces of advice that have long stuck with her. “He said law school teaches you a new way of thinking and he also always told […]

Kelly Crites — Allegheny Wood Products Inc.

Allegheny Wood Products Inc. (AWP) sells hardwood and lumber products throughout the United States and worldwide markets. The company’s corporate office is in Petersburg, West Virginia. Due to the increasing demand for its products, AWP now has 12 mill locations and more than 700 employees throughout West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Behind the growing family-owned business […]

Lisa Conrad – Atria Senior Living Inc.

Articulate, analytical, creative – like most any law firm, these are just a few of the traits the leadership team at Atria Senior Living Inc. sought when they were looking to expand their legal team roster. But they also wanted someone who embraced their culture and value system, and who shared those priorities. This mission-driven […]

Mike Capone – Senior Care Centers

With more than 100 long-term-care facilities, including skilled nursing, independent and assisted living, memory care, hospice and palliative care, as well as several ancillary lines, Senior Care Centers (SCC) is the eighth largest senior living provider in the nation. Delivering award-winning care and a holistic approach to resident wellness and quality of life, SCC has […]

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