Features Region: Southwest

Matthew Esber – Interactive Life Forms LLC

Matt Esber’s job isn’t sexy, at least not for the industry he’s in. Esber is general counsel of Interactive Life Forms LLC, a company that manufactures sex toys, occasionally called “sexual health aids” or “marital aids” depending on who you talk to. The company is best known for one of its several products: the Fleshlight. […]

Tina R. Patel – Irving Independent School District

Ask Tina R. Patel who her clients are and she’ll tell you “the kids,” all 35,000 of them. Then, she’ll pause, take a breath, and list all her other clients: the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jose L. Parra; the board of trustees, the campus principals, the teachers and the executive cabinet. Patel is the chief […]

David Kuo – Applied Optoelectronics Inc.

Beginning as a startup company nearly 20 years ago, Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (AOI), specializes in manufacturing fiber optic networking products and technologies used in cable television broadband, internet data centers and fiber to the home markets. After the company acquired subsidiaries and operations in Asia in 2006, AOI’s general counsel at the time was looking […]

Lance Balk – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Lance Balk thought he might be done with the general counsel world. After retiring from diagnostics equipment maker Siemens Healthcare two years after its acquisition of Dade Berhring, the attorney was wavering between finishing out his professional career in private practice and/or serving on company boards when Siemens Healthcare’s former chief executive officer James “Jim” […]

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 […]

William J. Edwards – Stantec

Innovation, expertise and commitment to community are hallmarks of international design and engineering firm, Stantec — which makes it no surprise that the company’s in-house legal team shares these qualities. William J. “Bill” Edwards, one of several members of Stantec’s corporate counsel team, embodies distinct expertise in both law and engineering. Edwards earned his undergraduate […]

Chaffe McCall L.L.P.

As the oldest continuously operating law firm in Louisiana, Chaffe McCall L.L.P., has been serving justice since 1826. Established by brothers and attorneys, Thomas and John Slidell, the firm has evolved over the course of nearly two centuries. While the organization’s name has changed and areas of practice have expanded, Chaffe McCall has long been dedicated […]

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