In-House Counsel Profiles

Barbara Stob.

In-House Counsel Profile: Barbara Stob

By Suzanne Monyak |

Barbara Stob is the general counsel at Goucher College, a small ­private liberal arts college located in a suburb of Baltimore.

Chad Jerdee.

In-House Counsel Profile: Chad Jerdee

By Richard Acello |

"On any given day, I get to work with people from a wide variety of cultures solving business challenges for our clients across the full range of industries. I learn something new every day on the job."

Michael Poterala.

In-House Counsel Profile: Mike Poterala

By Suzanne Monyak |

"No two days are the same, that's for sure."

Craig Levine.

In-House Counsel Profile: Craig Levine

By Richard Acello |

"What I like most about my job is the diversity of the work and the ability to work with employees at all levels of the company. There is never a dull moment as general counsel."

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.