Features Region: West

Anthony Raimondo – Raimondo & Associates

He’s used to sometimes being bad-mouthed in the media, Anthony Raimondo saying it comes with the territory. “I am a defense attorney and part of my obligation is to take on unpopular causes,” the president of Raimondo & Associates tells Vanguard in May from his office in Fresno, California. “But doing the right thing doesn’t […]

Joe Rose – Onni Group

When Joe Rose was asked whether he could create a new legal department for a Canadian development company poised for a significant U.S. expansion, he didn’t have to look far down his resume to prove that he could. Back in 2017, he helped shepherd the successful completion of the largest tourist attraction in Times Square—the […]

Troy Grabow – PAX Labs Inc.

It’s a skill that’s not dependent on age or location. In fact, you don’t need to be a Hippie living near Haight-Ashbury to know how to enjoy cannabis. In a time-honored tradition, members of the counterculture from Woodstock to Kingston have developed different ways to consume marijuana over the years. But with legalization the world […]

Richard Mosher – Wind River

Whether its software is powering the Mars rover or directing a self-driving car, you’ll find Wind River. It’s one of the reasons why leading global companies across multiple industries seek out the Alameda, California-based company. Its pioneering technologies accelerate the digital transformation of systems with the highest standards for security, reliability and safety, says Chief […]

Andrew Filler – Sherpa Technology Group

Self-quarantined and watching a lot of television? Maybe on an ultra high-def screen with COVID-19 dominating the news cycle? If so, welcome to the crowd, and you may want to acknowledge the impact one attorney is having on your new daily routine. In a good way, at that. He’s Andrew Filler, general counsel of California-based […]

Christy O’Connor – Ibex

A winning team on the verge of stepping into the big leagues. That’s what Christy O’Connor was promised when her reputation in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry garnered an offer to take over the legal department at Ibex. At the time, the Washington D.C.-based company was focused on going public, and O’Connor had aided […]

Adam Bean – Community Reach Center

Running a 600-employee nonprofit healthcare across 17 locations is a daunting task. It’s especially tough if the responsibility for tracking documentation falls to one person without the aid of a fully-staffed legal department. Having the leadership skills required is the main reason Chief Legal Officer Adam Bean says he was brought into Community Reach Center […]

Lily Toy – Dialpad

There’s a vital call coming through: someone’s ready to close that big sale, there’s a big deal on the line or a company-wide meeting happening that can’t be missed. But that smaller screen on your phone just won’t cut it. For something this big, it’s imperative that you be able to see who’s on the other end. If only […]

Lucinda McRoberts – USA Swimming

Just a few months shy of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, the world’s elite athletes were on tenterhooks. What decision would the International Olympic Committee make in light of the COVID-19 pandemic? Would athletes compete or stay home? By March 12—what Lucinda McRoberts calls the day sports got benched—major league teams nationally put their seasons […]

Jeffrey C. Pepe – Silverback Therapeutics

Talk to Jeffrey C. Pepe and it’s obvious he’s as much scientist as legal boss of Seattle-based biopharmaceutical startup Silverback Therapeutics, advancing potent first-in-kind immunotherapies. He’ll put in layman’s terms the complex immunotherapies Silverback anticipates bringing into the clinic later this year. If all goes well—and that’s an issue considering how COVID-19 threatens to set […]

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