Finalists

Apricus Biosciences
Viejas Enterprises
Provide Commerce Inc.
General Dynamics NASSCO
Straub Construction Inc.
Petco Animal Supplies Inc.
Qualcomm Inc.
OwnerGUARD Corporation
University of San Diego
Balfour Beatty Construction
San Diego Padres
Amylin Pharmaceuticals
Leap Wireless International Inc.
Sony Electronics
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
AMN Healthcare Inc.
ViaSat Inc.
Dexcom
Viejas Enterprises
Gafcon; SharePoint360
Catalina Restaurant Group Inc.
Websense Inc.
Science Applications International Corp.
American Assets Trust Inc.
DJO Global

Finalist

Keven Lippert

ViaSat Inc.

Keven K. Lippert is vice president, general counsel and secretary of ViaSat Inc. Lippert manages the company's legal department, providing wide-ranging legal support to its business operations, including corporate, employment, government and commercial contracts, real estate, intellectual property, international, legal compliance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, financings, and securities law.

Prior to moving into his new role in April, 2007 he was associate general counsel and assistant secretary since joining ViaSat in 2000.

Lippert has also played a key role in leading the legal team for the company's acquisitions. Beginning in 2000, he has been instrumental in due diligence, negotiations, and structuring of acquisition agreements for ViaSat subsidiaries US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne, Intelligent Compression Technologies, and JAST Antenna Systems.

Prior to joining ViaSat, Lippert was a corporate associate at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP from 1997 to 2000.

Lippert holds a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan and a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Deadlines

Nominations Open: July 2, 2012
Nominations Close: August 13, 2012
Nominees Announced: August 17, 2012
Finalists Notified: August 17, 2012
Sponsorship / Advertising Close: September 12, 2012
Publication Date: September 19, 2012

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