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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


COLUMNS


8 Notes from the President & CEO


10 Perseverance


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


Aaron Bates BY TOM CALARCO


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


DEPARTMENTS


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


Robbie E. B. Narcisse Vice President-Global Ethics & Business Practices, Pitney Bowes Inc.


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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


Simone Wu Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Chief Compliance Offi cer, Choice Hotels International, Inc.


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