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Vernon G. Baker II Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Meritor, Inc.

Michelle Banks Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Offi cer, Gap, Inc.

Clarissa Cerda Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, LifeLock, Inc.

A. B. Cruz III Former Chief Legal Offi cer & Corporate Secretary, Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.

Anthony K. Greene Director, Jamison Insurance Group

Gary F. Kennedy Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Offi cer, American Airlines, Inc.

Jean Lee Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase

Don H. Liu Senior Vice President, General Counsel, & Secretary, Xerox Corporation

Hinton J. Lucas Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, DuPont Company


8 Notes from the President & CEO

10 Perseverance

in Profile Highlighting the contributions and talents of attorneys with disabilities.


14 Lawyer’s Lantern Offering illuminating professional guidance for your career.

An Interview with Nicole Jones of Cigna

16 Spotlighting Horacio Gutiérrez of Microsoft BY PATRICK FOLLIARD


44 Association Focus Karamah—Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights BY LEKAN OGUNTOYINBO

46 Diversity News Navigating the IP Rights of Cultural Traditions BY ADRIENNE DOMINGUEZ

48 In Closing… An Interview with Thomas A. Saenz BY JOSHUA H. SHIELDS

50 Movers & Shakers BY JOSHUA H. SHIELDS

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Samuel M. Reeves Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Walmart U.S. Legal

Carlos Rincon Partner, Rincon Law Group, P.C.

Thomas L. Sager Senior Vice President & General Counsel, DuPont Company

Robin H. Sangston Vice President, Chief Compliance Offi cer, Cox Communications, Inc.

Kenneth S. Siegel Chief Administrative Offi cer & General Counsel, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

Mary E. Snapp Corporate Vice President & Deputy General Counsel Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Lawrence P. Tu Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Dell, Inc.

Neil Wilcox General Counsel Chase Card Services, JP Morgan Chase

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