Cultura / Arts & Entertainment
Cultura / Community Impact
Cultura / Family Heritage
Cultura / World View
Feature / Corporate Champions
Feature / International Chameleons
Negocios / Entrepreneurs
Negocios / Initiatives
Negocios / Stepping Stones
Voces / Innovators
Nicolas Perez Stable’s early plans to focus on transactional law in Latin America were temporarily grounded by 9/11.
Thomas Warnock was taught to always move forward, never backwards—not even to gain momentum.
After being accepted to Harvard at age 16, Rosanna Durruthy became homeless.
Growing up, Terri Giron-Gordon says she “always had to be the lead.”
Henry Fleches and Gerard Amaro were football teammates at Dade Christian High School.
José Vélez-Silva and Iñaki Escudero are Anything But Two-Dimensional
Juan Guerrero’s supply-chain career includes a foundation in strategic sourcing with PepsiCo and Starbucks.
Partners Homero Tristan and Pedro Cervantes avoided the obvious road for Latino lawyers.
Pedro DeJesús Jr. has made some bold leaps—from X-ray technician to in-house counsel.
Silicon Valley’s social butterfly Frederick Gonzalez helps high-tech players “go public.”
Some may view the legal department as a squad of naysayers.
Trained as an electrical engineer, David Cabello never intended to be a lawyer.
When Adrian Velasquez pitched his high-tech start-up idea, banks balked at the risk proposition.
When Brian Arellanes was in eighth grade he was voted “Most Likely to Work at McDonald’s.”
“It’s not easy being green” doesn’t quite compute with Larry Madrid.
Voces / Insiders
Discovering law outside Newton’s with Benjamin Yrun-Ostapuk of Intel Corp.
Flying high with Perfecto M. Solis of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Food for thought with Susan Santiago of Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Giving the apparel industry a technological makeover with Luis Paez of Perry Ellis International, Inc.
Managing risk with Ilieva Ageenko of Bank of America
Reaching the multicultural market with Joseph Vizcarra of Unilever
Shifting from Science to Health-Care Law
Taking charge with LaKisha Garcia of MasterCard
Tapping Into the Latino Market
Tuning into a corporate counsel career with Claudia Teran of Fox Networks Group
Voces / Insights
“As general counsel, I have to know when to step back from details and see a bigger picture when decisions are considered.”
“Growing up in the United States to immigrant parents has inspired me to work hard, to never take anything for granted, and to seize every opportunity.”
“Health care appealed to me because it was a field that was open to women; it wasn’t the ‘good ol’ boy’ kind of culture.”
“I believe the company culture has to reflect the leadership … it has to be entrepreneurial.”
“I was working 16 hours a day, seven days a week. I loved the adrenaline.”
“If you’re a lawyer who wants to move to the business side of things, you have to love challenges and be willing to transition to new roles.”
“My mother ingrained in me that the minute I walked out the door, I was representing my family, my Christian faith, my culture, and my nationality.”
“Our mission is to take technologies that are on the cusp of being proven, and take [them] to the next step.”
“Since I was a child, I’ve been aware of the importance of labor and employment issues on an individual’s day-to-day life.”
“The fear of failure drives me; I never rest on past successes.”
“There’s a limited window where you can resolve a claim in litigation efficiently and make it a win-win situation. Past that point, it’s either a win-lose or a lose-lose for both parties.”
“What I like about finance for women is that you can always quantify what you’re doing. Did you save money for the client? Did you bring in revenue?”
“You have to be willing to pay your dues. A lot of what we do requires getting dirty.”
“[Law] takes me back to the days in the tough neighborhoods, where the bigger kids were there to defend the little kids. I’ve always been one to protect the underdog.”