Features May 2023

Michelle Orr – KeyBank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Transitioning from USD LIBOR is one belaboring process. That’s the acronym for the London Interbank Offered Rate for U.S. Dollars, which is used to approximate the average interest rate banks pay on unsecured loans from each other. LIBOR historically has been used for many types of financial products. London label notwithstanding, the index is used […]

Alison Hinds-Pearl – Revlon Consumer Products

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Compliance at Revlon is anything but cosmetic for Alison Hinds-Pearl. In fact, it’s her career. As the company’s chief compliance officer and assistant general counsel since May 2021, Hinds-Pearl leads a team of four legal professionals who collaborate with HR throughout the company to manage compliance issues globally. This includes conducting internal investigations, advising on […]

Jonathan Reich – Grid Market Research

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ever loquacious and entertaining, Jonathan Reich can make for good company at cocktail parties. Yet, he jokes—perhaps half-seriously—that other attorneys edge away in fear for their safety after learning about his practice. If so, they’re probably overreacting but there’s no denying that Reich’s experiences are not shared widely—if at all—among his legal brethren in high […]

Carla Gazes – University of Chicago Medical Center

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Carla Gazes became a licensed foster parent in 2012, she knew that meant she could be entrusted with a child from anywhere in the state of Illinois. What she didn’t expect was to receive a child from her own workplace. Gazes is a senior associate general counsel at the University of Chicago Medical Center. […]

Xavier Careaga Franco – Meta

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Meta’s associate general counsel on the litigation and regulatory team for Latin America, Xavier Careaga has faced high court judges and regulators who pose challenging questions about the implications of new technologies. And Careaga is charged with explaining not just the legal case of the company behind platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, but […]

Thomas Knapp – Paramount

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Thomas Knapp has spent his career immersed in games that deepen people’s engagement with sports. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s watched fantasy sports evolve from just a platform for people to organize their leagues, to season-long games in which operators took an entry fee and paid out prizes, to the current era of FanDuel, […]

Jonathan Ahuet – Aspen Pharmacare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a huge region but so far Aspen Pharmacare’s Latin American market share for branded generic and specialty drugs has been primarily Mexico. According to Jonathan Ahuet, that’s changing. “Latin and South America are growing and so are we,” he says from Mexico City. As regional legal director since February 2022, Ahuet immerses in acquisition […]

Millie Lukose – Tabacalera USA

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though the art of hand-rolling premium cigars has changed very little over time, Millie Lukose says managing legal affairs as Tabacalera USA sells them online or in more than 15 cigar lounges in the U.S. presents her with evolving challenges. For instance, she can go from managing the trademarks for Altadis brands, reviewing a lease […]

Greg Narver – Seattle Public Schools

Est. reading time: 5 mins

According to HealthyChildren.org, 62 percent of teenagers and 18 percent of kids ages 8-12 use social media every day. Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2022 revealed that 37 percent of high school students reported poor mental health since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. While many studies have sought […]

Doug Balyeat – Pratt Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

They’ve got the construction process at peak efficiency. Pratt Industries having assembled paper mills and box factories in other Southern and Midwestern locales, it broke grounds for its most recent such operations in December 2021 in Henderson, Kentucky. Everything’s on target for September’s ribbon cutting. “The nice part is we’re working with many of the […]

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.
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.
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.

LATEST EDITION

Summer I 2024

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.