Features Region: West

Steve Rinkle – PRS

This could be his home someday, an innovative and amenity-rich senior community taking shape at Arizona State University that, upon its expected opening later this year, could serve as a template for other campuses. But at least for the foreseeable future, the 60-something Steve Rinkle will be quite happy in his home on the wild […]

Kimberly Pryor – JBS USA Food Co.

It seems easy enough to sit down for a cheeseburger, whether at home, in a favorite brew pub or from a fast food place right down the street. Kimberly Pryor begs to differ, and as general counsel for JBS USA Food Co., she ought to know. Whether complying with state and federal regulations governing meat […]

David Ortenberg – The Athletic

Its overseas invasion is underway, The Athletic—a U.S.-based online subscription sports publication—seeing the United Kingdom as a promised land for expansion, it being a soccer stronghold. The sport of the future, soccer was so often referred to in decades past, and the future is finally here. A 2018 Gallup poll cites 7 percent of Americans […]

Charles Berkman – Ligand Pharmaceuticals

It seemed like just another morning—until employees got to their desks to find pudding cups with a note reading: “The proof is in the pudding.” To explain: The day before, incoming Ligand Pharmaceuticals CEO John Higgins gave a speech to employees about his philosophy, his goals for the company and the “period of high change” […]

Cheryl R. Lee – Bay Vista Methodist Heights Inc.

The building had been grossly underused since the late 1960s. The former Encanto Boys and Girls Club and its 18,000 potentially valuable square feet essentially gathered cobwebs and dust in a distressed part of San Diego. But how that’s changed, the commercially zoned facility having been bought for $4.2 million last December by a minority-run […]

Michael Futch – Granite Construction Inc.

Michael Futch spent much of his legal career helping companies build highways, bridges and infrastructure across the U.S. Though he accomplished everything he set out to do—both as an engineer and as an attorney—it’s the bridges he built within his professions that stand the tallest. During his time as vice president and general counsel at […]

Evan Hearnsberger – Xponential Fitness

When you’re a boutique fitness company whose studios are filled with rowing machines, stationary indoor bikes and treadmills, a global pandemic and mandatory shutdown orders might seem like a final burnout round. Most members can’t afford such equipment—often computerized with individual health metrics—and many joined the studio because they crave interaction with other fitness aficionados and enthusiastic trainers. But even as gyms […]

Jeremy M. Evans – California Sports Lawyer

For Jeremy Evans, it’s as much a case of being everywhere deals can be made as it is about being there for his clients. As founder, chief entrepreneur officer and managing attorney for California Sports Lawyer, Evans is leveraging his clients’ fame and visibility for something indelible, not just endorsements and acclaim. When founding the […]

Priya Huggett – Brixton Capital

As the first woman of color nominated for vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris has given working women of color across the country a boost—including Brixton Capital’s General Counsel Priya Huggett. Not that other women of color haven’t achieved career distinction while raising a family, it’s just a hard fought process, says Huggett, […]

Pia Norman Thompson – LoanMe

While lawyers are focused on serving other people and the businesses they work for, they don’t often invest in themselves, says Pia Norman Thompson. “For some reason, investing in one’s self and betting on one’s self seems difficult for people to do—which is an absolute shame,” she posits. Another excuse and hurdle: People think they […]

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