Features January 2022

Alison McCullough-Butchart – Qualico

Born in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, Alison McCullough-Butchart initially took the traditional route to becoming a lawyer—receiving her bachelor’s degree in 1997 and then, two years later, her Master of Law from The Queen’s University of Belfast. While obtaining her master’s, McCullough-Butchart attended the University of Manitoba in Canada as a visiting graduate […]

Allison Levy – Flight Centre Travel Group

It’s been almost 50 years since two guys bought a double-decker bus and set off to tour Spain, Portugal and Morocco under the name Topdeck Travel. It was an offbeat approach, but then the ‘70s were an offbeat decade, and the company proved a big hit for its founders, Graham “Skroo” Turner (nicknamed for a […]

Anjali Jesseramsing – American Association for Justice

When someone clicks “accept all terms and conditions,” they often don’t know what they’re agreeing to. As a result, people sometimes sign away their right to sue a company even though it might be in their best interest. At the American Association for Justice, General Counsel Anjali Jesseramsing is fighting to protect this right, which […]

Asaf Kharal – Encora

It’s Saturday morning at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, California, and Asaf Kharal is putting on his racing helmet and gloves before strapping in behind the wheel of his Z06 Corvette. It’s race day, and Kharal’s adrenalin is surging as he fires up the 650-horsepower engine and makes his way onto the racetrack. As he prepares […]

Byron Hittle – Janus Henderson Investors

When Byron Hittle decided not to follow in his father’s footsteps to become a trial lawyer, it wasn’t because he didn’t want to be like him. Hittle just wanted a different experience than arguing cases and being at the whim of court schedules and judges, so he went the corporate route. “I wanted to be […]

Danielle Cooper Daughtry – National Urban League

Around the office, Danielle Cooper Daughtry hopes to be known as the candy lady—and with good reason. With two and a half decades of experience as a law associate, corporate and chief counsel, Daughtry watched employees avoid in-house counsel like they’d avoid a school principal—something she, a strong believer in communication, found problematic. So, around […]

David Frydenlund – Energy Fuels Inc.

David Frydenlund may not have expected to become well-versed in nuclear energy and rare earth metals as part of his legal career. But uranium, vanadium, and monazite sands are as much a part of his lexicon as any legal or corporate securities phrases he uses as chief financial officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for […]

Emma Nasif – VMware

When Emma Nasif was looking for a new job earlier this year, she didn’t go online and search for openings. Instead, motivated by her goal of becoming a general counsel, she did what’s she’s done for every new job: she found and contacted a manager she wanted to work for. “Every role I’ve taken is […]

Fabiola Rojo Durand – Givaudan

It’s perhaps the world’s biggest company that few know about, even though they can taste and smell its work every day. Swiss-based Givaudan creates flavors and fragrances found in one of every three consumer items in the world, says Fabiola Rojo, the company’s deputy regional counsel for Latin America. Givaudan began operating in Latin America […]

John Stewart – Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC

It seemed like an ordinary assignment for crews at Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC. Trees outside a customer’s home were growing into the path of the wires and they needed to be trimmed back. Then, the crew discovered the homeowner perched in the tree to prevent trimming. She wasn’t budging. So, Vice President for Litigation […]


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.
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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– 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.


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