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The Perfect Match

K. Marshall Dye found her place at Match.com

Much like the jet she will board in the morning, K. Marshall Dye’s career has enjoyed a fast take-off. As general counsel for Match.com, the Internet’s largest dating Web site, Dye is exactly where she wants to be.   “I think it’s a great company,” she says of Match.com. “It’s well run by good people who want to do the right thing and make our customers happy. It’s fun to be a part of that.”   Part of the fun, the 34-year-old Dye says, is the travel. On this night she is …

Simon Says

At Mary Kay, what Julia Simon says, goes

Beyond the arched hallways made to look like raised eyebrows, and several floors above a column in the cafeteria that resembles a lipstick tube, the only makeup Julia A. Simon is concerned with is that of her legal team.   In the world headquarters of cosmetics giant Mary Kay Inc., “glass-half-empty people don’t do well here,” Simon says.   Simon, vice president of Legal Resources, is definitely a glass-half-full person.   When approaching legal queries, “you can’t just say, …

The Pilate Program

A night of exhaustion created an inexhaustible lawyer who fights for the wrongfully convicted

In news footage from a blistering summer day six years ago, a tall African-American woman emerges from Missouri’s Chillicothe Correctional Center, wiping away tears that stream down her face. Once outside, she grabs for the hand of her attorney and pulls her down the steps as they rush away from the building. It is August 3, 1999, and 42-year-old Ellen Reasonover is a free woman after spending almost half her life, 16 1/2 years, behind bars for a murder a federal judge has just …

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