About the Author

Rich Steeves

Rich Steeves

Richard P. Steeves is Senior Editor and Community Manager of InsideCounsel magazine, where he covers the intellectual property and compliance beats. Rich earned a B.A. in English Literature and an M.Ed. from The George Washington University. In addition to working nine years as a teacher of English Language Arts at the secondary level, Rich has worked in both print and online publishing, most recently serving as Managing Editor at TMCnet. He is also a published author, having written two novels and over a dozen short stories collected in various anthologies.

Article List

  • Adviser and chief

    The panel featured: Meredith Ritchie, vice president, general counsel and chief ethics officer for Alliant Credit Union; Laura Alemzadeh, general counsel of Natural Foods Market; Jill Rusk, senior director at Huron Consulting Group; and Karen Hough, founder and CEO of ImprovEdge.

  • Prepping your tool kit for crisis management and risk assessment

    The panel featured Michele Beasley, general counsel for Americas and EMEA Utility and Global Wind at SunEdison; Hayley Chang, general counsel and chief compliance officer at StreetShares; and Kathleen Barlow, senior vice president at Marsh USA, Inc.

  • Risk and crisis management

    The panel featured Patricia Hatler, executive vice president and chief legal and governance officer at Nationwide Insurance.

  • Regulatory update

    The opening keynote featured Jessica Hopper, vice president, regional enforcement at FINRA; Meredith Fuchs, general counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; and Cicely LaMothe, associate director, Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • The need for networks

    The final panel of the day featured Megan Belcher, vice president and chief counsel, employment law and compliance, ConAgra Foods, Inc.; Dana Emery, senior assistant general counsel, General Dynamics; and Michelle Trumpower, vice president and deputy general counsel, global commercial law - Industrial Segment, Ingersoll Rand Company.

  • How to build credibility in your business network

    The panel, “Building credibility within your network,” featured: Kimberly Chainey, ‎associate general counsel & legal lead LAC/APAC, Avis Budget Group; Laurey Harris, senior director, Huron Legal; and Stacey Slaugher, partner, Robins Kaplan LLP.

  • Taking charge

    The panel, “Taking charge of your financial well-being, your leadership development and your career,” featured Anna Rappaport, executive coach at Excelleration Coaching; Cynthia Sharp, director of attorney development at The Sharper Lawyer; and Melba Hughes, partner at Major, Lindsey & Africa.

  • Five practical tips on how to network

    The opening panel, “Successful Women in Law Acknowledging the Networks that Got Them There,” featured Deborah Ben-Canaan, legal recruiting partner of Major, Lindsey & Africa; Rebecca Bortolotti, vice president and chief technology counsel at ConAgra Foods; and Amanda Wait, partner at Hunton & Williams.

  • Working out

    Law departments are tasked with cutting costs wherever and whenever possible. They leverage software and analytics, operations professionals and more to achieve savings. But the fact of the matter is, in-house lawyers are often stretched thin with the amount of work—both legal and otherwise—that comes across their desks. So, what...

  • Securing your assets

    The highest profile hacks, the ones that get the most digital ink, are the ones that affect millions of people. When personally identifiable information (PII) is stolen from a major healthcare company or retail provider (think Target), millions of ordinary citizens find themselves in financial jeopardy, and the media and...

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