Features Region: West

Kerry (O’Neill) Bilewski – FullSpeed Automotive

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She sees herself as the legal equivalent of a primary care physician or quarterback. Bring her a legal concern or issue and if she can’t personally sort it out, Kerry (O’Neill) Bilewski will find someone who can. “I enjoy being the connector as well as point person when it comes to running things,” she says. […]

Mariana D’Andrea – Roku

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, cable TV reigned supreme as a source of information and entertainment. So, when given the chance to work with new media, Mariana D’Andrea was excited. Still in law school at the time, she was one of the youngest employees at an Argentinian media conglomerate. She was also one […]

Jeremy Wilson – Fabletics and TechStyleOS

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Fabletics customers visit the brand online or in-store, they can expect to see models from a range of genders, body sizes, races and skin tones. The activewear company, which aims to be the most inclusive in the industry, offers styles and sizes that work for all bodies. Jeremy Wilson says he’s helping the company […]

Reynaldo Manzanarez – Incode Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In less than two years, Reynaldo Manzanarez has seen—and helped—Incode Technologies expand internationally, growing the company from 40 employees to around 250. As the company’s first in-house counsel, Manzanarez works with his team to negotiate contracts and oversee legal affairs. He also helps executives navigate risks and last year worked with the global senior leadership […]

Joe Moschella – Jukin Media Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By 2014, clicking through channels on a TV and reading a newspaper were becoming outdated, while digital media was rapidly expanding. That same year, Joe Moschella joined Jukin Media in Los Angeles as general counsel. Since then, he’s been tackling legal and business matters for the global entertainment company. Last year, he played a major […]

Giovanni M. Insana – Petco Health and Wellness Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Baptism under fire. Drinking from the firehose. A battlefield promotion. Giovanni M. Insana rattles off the cliches with a chuckle while acknowledging how matters have become much more manageable since January 2021. That was when he joined the Petco legal staff as the company went public for the third time. “It was all of that […]

Michael Frisby – Lionsgate Entertainment

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s music to his ears, literally speaking, when Michael Frisby tunes into “Heels.” He oversees the business aspect of the creation of original music, as well as the acquisition of rights to existing third-party music, for the soundtrack to the STARZ wrestling drama. With a second season soon to be underway and many other TV […]

Wahid Guirguis – HCI Systems Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the only in-house attorney at HCI Systems Inc., Wahid Guirguis is involved in all its operations, from compliance and regulatory matters to labor and employment and human resources. With few outside counsel, he spends his days working with managers and leadership of the company’s offices throughout California. He also handles contracts, reviews legal documents, […]

Jessica Gibson – Amazon.com Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Quietly enough, it started with a copy of “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies.” That was the first item sold on Amazon in 1995, then operated from a garage in Bellevue, Washington, by founder Jeff Bezos. Amazon, of course, expanded its products and services beyond arcane volumes, helping to transform e-commerce sales into a global trade […]

Edward F. Vermeer – Intel Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

His colleagues at Intel Corp. having given the go-ahead, Edward F. Vermeer finalized negotiations of the investment terms late last year with MinIO Inc., a high-growth Silicon Valley company that provides cloud storage solutions for corporate clientele. Such a platform complements Intel’s status as the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue. Thus, Intel’s decision […]

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