In-House Counsel Profiles

Ryan Sakamoto.

In-House Counsel Profile: Ryan Sakamoto

By Suzanne Monyak |

“A good portion of the day is inevitably putting out fires.”

Suzanne Niemeyer.

In-House Counsel Profile: Suzanne Niemeyer

By Richard Acello |

"Don't be afraid take risks and to challenge yourself."

Burton Brillhart.

In-House Counsel Profile: Burton Brillhart

By Suzanne Monyak |

"It's important to be able to think quickly and problem-solve to help the company achieve its goal."

Elisa Smith.

In-House Counsel Profile: Elisa Smith

By Richard Acello |

"Watch for forks in the road that can lead you to a GC job, have your eyes open, and don't be afraid to take risks, or pay cuts."

Lisa Brown.

In-House Counsel Profile: Lisa Brown

By Suzanne Monyak |

"There's no average day."

David Mace Roberts.

In-House Counsel Profile: David Mace Roberts

By Suzanne Monyak |

"I'm the first one in so I usually make coffee."

Colin Rushing.

In-House Counsel Profile: SoundExchange Inc.'s Colin Rushing

By C. Ryan Barber |

"I've always been a big music fan. So when the Sound­Exchange opportunity popped up, it was this amazing thing."

Matt Jacobs, general counsel of Black Duck Software.

In-House Counsel Profile: Black Duck Software Inc.'s Matt Jacobs

By Richard Acello |

"We're a global enterprise. There's always people who are at work someplace, so I'm available if there's anything I can address to keep the wheels of commerce moving forward."

Eric Roeder.

In-House Counsel Profile: Blizzard Entertainment Inc.'s Eric Roeder

By Richard Acello |

"I don't hire firms, I hire lawyers and I'll follow lawyers I like from firm to firm."

Lily Hughes.

In-House Counsel Profile: Public Storage's Lily Hughes

By Richard Acello |

"You need to be a business executive first, who uses their legal expertise to help the company succeed and drive change. You also have to be adept at risk analysis, seeing risks around the corner."

Jennifer Hill.

In-House Counsel Profile: Jennifer Hill

By Richard Acello |

"I'm looking for a partnership that feels like an extension of our company, like they could be in the office next to mine."

Amy Hancock.

In-House Counsel Profile: Amy Hancock

By June D. Bell |

Amy Hancock is general counsel of the American Beverage Associ­ation, the trade group of the non­alcoholic beverage industry. The group represents the interests of soft-drink companies, bottled-water producers and makers of energy and sports drinks and teas.

Frank Jimenez.

In-House Counsel Profile: Frank Jimenez

By Rich Acello |

"Don't be afraid to take calculated risks. In my career, I've taken voluntary pay cuts and moved in and out of the law in order to pursue my goals."

Robert Ingato of CIT Group.

In-House Counsel Profile: Robert Ingato

By Richard Acello |
Neil Rube.

In-House Counsel Profile: Neil Rube

"Follow your instincts — this is not a dress rehearsal."

Darcy Manning.

In-House Counsel Profile: Darcy Manning

By June D. Bell |

Darcy Manning was hired in 2006 as DHC USA's first in-house attorney, and she remains its sole legal counsel.