Corporate Counsel – Best Legal Departments 2014

It was a great honor to get the call again this year from the editorial team at Corporate Counsel Magazine, a specialty brand of The American Lawyer, to photograph the cover of the 2014 Best Legal Departments issue. Building on an established relationship of trust, they needed a photographer comfortable with creating a flattering and balanced group portrait of multiple attorneys for the cover art, a two-page inside spread featuring the entire legal department and an executive portrait of AIG General Counsel, Thomas Russo.

The creative direction for the magazine cover photo was a combination of diplomacy and artistry… “get the executive team to look approachable while remaining respectful to their status as seasoned litigators.”

The concept board was built on existing magazine covers from years past, including some of my large group shots, that would compliment each subject and connect the cover art, inside spread and executive portrait together.

Michel Leroy – Photographer
Maggie Soladay – Photo Editor
Alden Gewirtz – Assistant Photo Editor
Flora Kay – Make up & Hair
Lucien Sims – Digital Tech

Special thanks to the very accommodating Ms. Victoria Bozovic, the executive legal team, General Counsel Thomas Russo, and all the team members at AIG who made the photo shoot such a success.

Thomas Russo General Counsel
AIG General Counsel Thomas Russo
AIG General Counsel Thomas Russo
AIG General Counsel Thomas Russo
AIG General Counsel Thomas Russo
AIG General Counsel Thomas Russo