Client Conversations features interviews with legal buyers, business partners, innovators and industry leaders to share our collaborative insights across the marketplace. We hope these discussions help you further understand the paths that outstanding professionals in the legal and business communities travel, learn about what they are looking for in their counselors, and the nuanced decision-making of business and legal leaders in various industries.
Client Conversations: Interview with Rich Stoddart, Former CEO of InnerWorkings, Inc. and Leo Burnett
Rich Stoddart, CEO of InnerWorkings, Inc. and former CEO of Leo Burnett, one of the world’s largest and most awarded global advertising agencies, has over 30 years of marketing experience. In this episode, Rich recounts his business career from its 1985 beginning at Leo Burnett to the managerial and executive positions that would follow. Listen to learn how Rich’s journey led him to advertising and how the advertising client journey is adaptable in many ways to other professional services.
Client Conversations: Interview with Michael Hoffman, President of MBL Title
For nearly three decades, Michael Hoffman has been a senior executive with several corporations in Dallas, serving as a C-level officer in the commercial title, multi-family property management, and in the communications sectors. Michael Hoffman is a key member of executive leadership at MBL Title, handling a diverse range of administrative, operational, legal, and financial responsibilities. Listen to how his direct battle with COVID-19 has had a lasting personal and legal professional impact.
Client Conversations: Interview with Audrey Andrews, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Tenet Healthcare
In this episode, we interview Audrey Andrews, the executive vice president and general counsel for Tenet Healthcare. In this capacity, Andrews oversees the law department and government relations for the Tenet enterprise. She has been with Tenet in various roles since 1998. Listen to how her personal approach shaped her outlook with her business career, always with the end in mind.
Client Conversations: Interview with Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal) and Company Secretary at the Hinduja Group
In this episode, we interview Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, the president (legal) and company secretary at the Hinduja Group, based at the group’s headquarters in London. The Hinduja Group is a transnational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. Listen to how Abhijit’s experience working for several multinational companies in different industries and his drive for continuous improvement helped propel him into his current role.
Client Conversations: Interview with Matthew J. Maletta, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals
In this episode, we interview Matthew J. Maletta. Matthew was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals in May 2015, where he has global responsibility for all legal matters affecting the Company. Prior to joining Endo in 2015, he served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Allergan.
Client Conversations: Interview with Thomas Smith, Direct Energy’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President, North America
In this episode, we interview Thomas Smith, Direct Energy’s General Counsel and Executive Vice President, North America. Thomas joined Direct Energy from BG Group plc in Houston, where he managed a team of 45 lawyers and professionals in Houston and in five international locations. Thomas is known to lead by example, actively encourage teamwork, foster an environment that is open and collaborative, and inspire greatness both within and outside of his office.
I am learning so much from these. This one in particular was of interest because of your relationship. His story is of keen interest, as he is an amazing survivor.
Love all of these. More please!!
This engaging and enlightening series is definitely one to follow. The host, Craig Budner, is a master conversationalist. He invites a broad array of industry leaders to share the influences, challenges, and choices that shaped their experiences and ultimately, their successes. Budner’s dive into the trajectories of his guests is one of the especially compelling aspects of these podcasts.