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Metro Atlanta in-house counsel honored for achievements

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

The 2021 Corporate Counsel Awards honor high-achieving metro Atlanta attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations, private sector companies and nonprofits.
From the solo practitioner to the general counsel in charge of a team of legal professionals, corporate counsel work with the C-suite to manage risk, accomplish significant transactions, ensure regulatory compliance and advocate for the best interests of their clients.
After a call for nominees earlier this...
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Corporate Counsel Awards: Yasmine Murray has no career regrets

Corporate Counsel Awards: Yasmine Murray has no career regrets

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

At the CRE development firm H.J. Russell, Yasmine Murray helps foster the success of both the business and the lives it supports. That's why she was named 2021 Diversity Champion as part of its Corporate Counsel Awards.
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Corporate Counsel Awards: Jennifer Burns is where she needs to be

Corporate Counsel Awards: Jennifer Burns is where she needs to be

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

Jennifer Johnson Burns, winner of the 2021 Corporate Counsel Award in the Community Champion category, is senior vice president of U.S. Legal at Equifax Inc., where she leads a team of around 40 employees. Her responsibilities include day-to-day commercial advice, deal strategy and execution, regulatory compliance, disputes and investigations, data security and use, technology, employment and operational support.
That's an impressive job description for someone who did not consider becoming...
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Corporate Counsel Awards: GA Tech's Ling-Ling Nie sees challenge as opportunity

Corporate Counsel Awards: GA Tech's Ling-Ling Nie sees challenge as opportunity

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

Ling-Ling Nie's current road at Georgia Tech has led her to be Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2021 Corporate Counsel Award winner in the Large Legal Department category.
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Corporate Counsel Awards: Salmon Laguerre a true rising star

Corporate Counsel Awards: Salmon Laguerre a true rising star

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

Growing up in Haiti, Salmon Laguerre did not speak English, let alone know any attorneys.
Today, he is senior corporate counsel at The Home Depot.
In his role there, Laguerre has helped expand the company's minority legal talent and raised awareness of social justice and racial inequality for his colleagues.
Laguerre is this year's Rising Star in the 2021 Corporate Counsel Awards presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle in partnership with the Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter.
After...
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Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

Corporate Counsel Awards: Liza Akins is designing her own career

1 month ago   |   By Biz Journals

Before entering the world of corporate counsel, Liza Akins was a private practice attorney focused on construction law, primarily in litigation.
“I often wished that I had an opportunity to be in the room when my clients made decisions that ultimately led to litigation,” Akins said. “I also wished that I could spend more time with my contractor clients, who were so much fun.”
When a position opened up in Atlanta with ARCO Design/Build, a friend who had represented ARCO recommended that...
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