Features December 2020

Adam Colón – Hearst

If you grew up in the Bronx and wanted to be a lawyer, everything would seem to be against you. Not only has there been a lack of opportunity, but legal role models in the Latino community are hard to find. Growing up in a Puerto Rican family, Adam Colón was inspired by his mother, […]

Alf W. Brandt – California State Assembly

Water—it’s an issue that can be all-consuming for a lawyer, and for much of Alf W. Brandt’s career it seemed that way. Some geo-pundits believe the next major war will be fought over water, not oil. At the very least, its use or misuse can divide even the most civil community. Which shouldn’t be the […]

Bass Wallace – TETRA Technologies Inc. and CSI Compressco LP

While Bass Wallace enjoys a respite from a quarter-century tending to complex in-house law at a couple of Texas-based energy services companies with international operations, he reckons he’ll remain active in the industry. He’s got experience in spades to leverage from TETRA Technologies Inc., the Woodlands company from which he recently retired as senior vice […]

Beth Kinsley – Northland Investment

“Do you give up when things get hard?” Beth Kinsley distinctly remembers the question posed by her Colby College advisor sophomore year when she was about to drop her microeconomics course due to an illness. As it turns out, she didn’t drop that course. In fact, she embraced economics as her minor. And her advisor’s […]

Bill Carey – TIAA Bank and TIAA Commercial Finance Inc.

Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge, which spans the Hudson River north of New York City, presented a dramatic tableau as the new bridge rose above the river just next to the one it would take the place of. Given traffic conditions in the tri-state area, lots of drivers on Interstate 287 had time to marvel […]

Catherine “Ree” Reeves Harper – Lyons HR

Catherine “Ree” Reeves Harper admits she works in an area few have heard about—even herself initially—but it’s one that can make a crucial difference for employers, especially in a pandemic. She’s talking about PEOs—or professional employer organizations. As the vice president of human resources and general counsel of Lyons HR, Harper says a PEO, such […]

CMI – Hector Del Río

Building infrastructure, laying down electrical grids, producing foods for an international market and providing development opportunities to communities across Central America: It’s an interesting business model developed by Guatemala’s CMI, especially if one considers the business got famous for its fried chicken, says Hector Del Río. But as CMI Foods legal director explains, supporting communities […]

Daniel Lorenzini – Sandvik

Merely mentioning mining in some circles can conjure up collapsed tunnels and black lung disease, ever-present dangers in one of the world’s toughest occupations of hauling raw materials from the ground. But travel to Finland and hop in the cabin of the latest technological mining equipment with a coffee and you may be relaxing or […]

David Glogoff – Catalina

Sunny skies notwithstanding on the Florida Gulf Coast, the climate seemed most unsettled at the company where David Glogoff would begin overseeing legal responsibilities in the summer of 2017. For St. Petersburg-based Catalina would soon undergo C-Suite changes and restructure its finances under Chapter 11. Furthermore, the clock was ticking as this market leader in […]

Dennis Reinhold – Securus Technologies

If you’ve ever watched “Orange is the New Black,” “Oz,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” or any of these TV shows and movies about life behind bars, you know that it’s no “fairy tale world”—or so the ever-omniscient Morgan Freeman reflects in the latter adaptation of the Stephen King novella. And when people are released from correctional […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.

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