Features March 2020

James “Jamie” Wallace – Montauk Energy

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s abundant, whether captured from decomposing garbage or cows. Harvesting biogas, which is converted into renewable natural gas, or RNG, provides an ever-growing source of energy for electricity and transportation, and it has provided a bounty of legal learning for James “Jamie” Wallace. “In capturing the methane, which is a primary component of biogas, we’re […]

Malik Majeed — PRWT Services Inc. and U.S. Facilities Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

One of the things Malik Majeed loves hearing from employees, both past and present, is that PRWT Services Inc. “feels like family.” For Majeed, the president, CEO and general counsel for two Philadelphia-based companies—PRWT Services Inc. (PRWT) and its wholly owned subsidiary, U.S. Facilities Inc. (USF)—it’s a sentiment that’s both heartwarming and validating. One of […]

Joseph Tristine – Precision Resource

Est. reading time: 5 mins

We all try to balance work life and home life, and there are those who achieve that balance by bringing family values into the workplace. That’s the approach taken by Joe Tristine, general counsel and chief HR officer for Precision Resource, a privately-owned global manufacturer of metal component parts. “Everything I do is for my […]

LeAnn Shelton – Rockwell Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Want to dance? Take a stroll through the lobby of the new Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, which opened in November 2019. Called the Oculus, the 140-foot-wide, multi-story atrium merges music, lighting, theater, technology and architecture to create an immersive experience. Before you get to the elevators or the casino, the […]

Dan Schwarzenbach – Sunland Construction

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While squishing through the oozing mud, the marsh buggy trundles slowly through the murky shallow waters. This excavator on two pontoons needs to touch the ground in order to operate. Then the excavator’s bucket reaches out and disappears down into the brown water with a loud dunk. It scoops up the muck under the marsh, […]

Angela Petrucci – NBH Bank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the four and a half years since Angela Petrucci joined Denver-based NBH Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Bank Holdings Corp., the organization has surpassed a quarry’s worth of milestones. It established itself as a publicly-traded company. It converted to a Colorado state-chartered bank in 2016. It acquired two banks in 2017. It refined […]

Serge Sinanian – Sinanian Development Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Details, details, details—with a potential deal-breaking devil lurking in each. Such is often the case when a company takes on design-build responsibilities for a massive public sector project. Take the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, a magnet public school in the Los Angeles County community of Reseda. Ranked among the nation’s best and most […]

Tim Phillips – American Cancer Society

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Tim Phillips can’t emphasize it enough: The American Cancer Society’s mission is a lifesaving one. And while the Naval veteran and experienced attorney was attracted to this noble charge—as well as the unique, underlying legal challenges—he hadn’t been impacted by the insidious disease. That was, until 2009 when a close friend and fellow veteran was […]

Lucas Gambino – Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was 3 a.m. Lucas Gambino was sitting in the passenger seat of an 18-wheeler loaded with products. The driver beside him was experienced with—and fully used to—this time and this route. As for Gambino? “I was not,” he says with a laugh. Nevertheless, the general counsel got up and did it—and learned far more […]

Chuki Obiyo – Chuki Law

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 2008, on the precipice of the Great Recession, law schools could be pretty scary places to be. Law firms were laying off associates; law students were piling up debt and facing dubious job prospects; and corporate legal departments were being stretched thin, affecting performance for attorneys just about everywhere. For Chuki Obiyo, being a […]

Testimonials

The piece highlighting my company, Bob Baker Enterprises, Inc., came out fabulous. Our company is in the new and used car sales and service industry. Everyone was great to work with and extremely professional. They produced a high-quality product and have provided expert assistance and guidance post-production of the article.
– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
I was honored to be the subject of an article. I enjoy reading Vanguard articles and seeing how other attorneys got to their positions and see their jobs. It's also interesting to see how different law firms partner with the subjects of the articles.
– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants Inc.
As promised in advance, my feature in Vanguard has increased my visibility within the profession and prompted more than a few people I have not communicated with recently to reconnect. One of the Italian law firms I have used in the past is now in the process of interviewing me for an article on their website and tweeting out the feature story. Activity and the number of people connecting with me on LinkedIn has soared, which is great. The Vanguard writers and editorial staff were great to work with—highly professional and made the effort to make the experience both fun and rewarding (they were also respectful of the time pressures and demands all lawyers face). I was very pleased with the experience and the final outcome. Needless to say, I have been very pleased. All in all working with Vanguard has been a very positive experience which generated good publicity for both Shawcor and myself. My sincere thanks.
– Tim Hutzul, General Counsel, ShawCor Ltd.
It was a great honor to be featured in Vanguard Law. Working with every member of the team, from the initial interview with Erin Clark, through production with Victor Martins, writing the article with Taryn Plumb and creating the final content with Dave Gushee, was a true pleasure. Everyone was very professional, enthusiastic and supportive, and their creative approach and positive attitude clearly came through in the final product.
– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.

LATEST EDITION

Fall I 2022

READ NOW

GET VANGUARD IN YOUR INBOX.

  • * We’ll never share your email or info with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.