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Perkins Coie – Corporate Partner Spotlight

What is Perkins Coie’s approach to diversity? Diversity has been a long-standing core value of the firm.  We also made it one of our strategic goals.  We strive to create a diverse and inclusive community where opportunities to succeed are transparent and accessible to all. Perkins Coie embraces diversity as part of our commitment toread more
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Timothy Wilkins – CUP Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a corporate partner who focuses on cross-border M&A transactions. I came to work in this field after college following an internship in Tokyo during the Japanese bubble era working on cross-border financings. After gaining three years’ experience working asread more
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Kelvin Jones – CUP Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I’m a Senior Vice President at GE Asset Management and I lead a team of risk professionals responsible for the management of market and operational risk for our externally managed assets.  This includes our Alternative Asset area which is comprised ofread more
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Anastasia Williams – LA Member Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am an Associate at MediaLink, a strategic advisory and business development firm with offices in NY, Los Angeles, and Chicago. I was originally hired as an Assistant, handling project management and juggling calendars for 5 SVPs. What is the biggest challengeread more
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Bryan Warner – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I help people buy and sell companies. I’m a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, currently seconded to Google in Mountain View. My path to becoming a lawyer was a simple one –read more
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Katrina Gomez – Leadership Board Spotlight

I work as a Senior Consultant with Grant Thornton in the Not-for-Profit and Higher Education Practice. This job has been the culmination of a lot of different life choices, from volunteering in Ecuador, to going to business school and falling in love with consulting to working with start-up companies; all my experiences shaped my skillsread more
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Neysa Alsina – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am currently in-house counsel with the Municipal Credit Union, the oldest credit union in New York State. After attending Fordham Law School, I clerked for a year at NBC. I then worked at a national law firm and in tworead more
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Shea Owens – CUP Catalyst Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I am a corporate attorney with experience in complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, contractual negotiations, regulatory compliance (including with the U.S. securities laws, anti-bribery requirements and export control regulations), and corporate governance. I completed fellowships in Brazil, Kenya and Switzerland before graduating fromread more
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Stacie Mintz – ELP Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? I work in the investment industry as a quantitative equity portfolio manager.  In my role, I use quantitative models to build equity portfolios for institutional investors (like pension funds) and retail mutual funds.  My goal is to help clients’ assets grow,read more
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Celina Lee – CUP Fellow Spotlight

What is your occupation and how did you come to work in this field? What is the biggest challenge of your work? I am the Business Development Director and General Counsel at AKAStudy, a startup that develops artificial intelligence engine to create innovative educational services and software. Our mission is to build technology to help people learn andread more
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