United States Rising Stars 2014 – GC Powerlist

United States Rising Stars 2014

Adam Kansler

Chief administrative officer and general counsel | Markit

Diversified financial information provider Markit is a leading point of reference on global markets for front and back room professionals. General counsel Adam Kansler guided the company to its successful...

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Aldos Vance

Associate general counsel | Altec, Inc

Altec is the leading manufacturer of aerial devices, digger derricks and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications and tree care industries. Employment and compliance specialist Aldos Vance launched an...

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Alison Minea

Director and senior counsel, regulatory affairs | DISH

Still less than five years into her first in-house role, telecommunications regulation specialist Alison Minea has already made an impression both inside and outside her organization. ‘Alison has achieved tremendous...

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Allyson Willoughby

General counsel and SVP of people (SVP of HR) | Glass Door

The ‘super-innovative’ Allyson Willoughby undertakes a unique dual role as legal and HR head of internet website Glass Door, a careers website which reviews jobs and companies. ‘She has a...

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Amy Keating

Associate legal director | Twitter

‘I enjoy that my role focuses on defending and protecting the user’s voice – a core principle for Twitter,’ says Amy Keating, who heads all litigation for the social media...

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Editor Message

To compile this list, we asked leading US private practice and in-house lawyers to nominate the “rising stars” amongst the nation’s corporate counsel. We also reached out to lawyers who have made headlines for ground-breaking work in their relevant industries, to be considered for the list. As well as interviewing candidates themselves, we obtained feedback from peers, where appropriate.

A “rising star”, for the purposes of this publication, is somebody who could “do more, given the chance”. This includes lawyers in more junior positions, as well as those who have only recently reached GC-level, or who act in standalone roles or head less established legal functions. We did not impose any restrictions regarding age or years of experience. Some of the final 100 were partners at leading firms before moving in-house; in other cases lawyers at the very beginning of their legal careers have achieved a great deal in a short space of time.

As in the case of the original US top 100, we are highlighting individuals who have been pivotal in changing or forming opinions within their company or industry; have excelled technically; have created innovative structures to ensure the in-house function is driving the business forward; or have provided a business working model that other corporate counsel should follow.

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