Features September 2023

Essien Udokang – McKesson Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s nothing like being immersed early in the inner workings of a company to make a new legal leader feel welcome. Essien Udokang says that’s how he felt upon joining pharmaceutical giant McKesson Canada in November 2018. He may have even been slightly surprised at how early he was afforded a seat at the proverbial […]

Rob McCulloch – WestJet

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There isn’t any airline passenger who enjoys flight delays or disruptions. And airlines don’t make money with aircraft on the ground. Safety has always been the top priority for Canada’s regulatory framework governing aviation and air travel. Unfortunately, in the recently proposed amendments to Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulations, or APPR,  passenger convenience and entitlements […]

Ben Nelson – Cresta Fund Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Farm waste doesn’t have to be wasteful, not according to Cresta Fund Management and its chief operating officer and general counsel, Ben Nelson. Headquartered in Texas, Cresta invests in sustainable infrastructure for a cleaner future. In short, it’s focused on helping North American companies decrease or eliminate carbon emissions. One way to do that is […]

Michael Hercz – Sentynl Therapeutics Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While the rarest disease might afflict fewer than several hundred people a year, there are around 7,000 rare diseases. That’s more than enough, Michael Hercz laments, for one in 50 babies to be stricken by a malady for which a biopharmaceutical company has little commercial incentive to research and develop a remedy. But some companies, […]

Carolina Lourenco – Epson do Brasil

Est. reading time: 4 mins

COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time for Carolina Lourenco. As head of legal at Epson do Brasil, the Brazilian division of the technology company known for its printers and imaging products, she was reconfiguring the company to comply with a far-reaching new data protection law and completing a major merger when the pandemic […]

Roger LeBoeuf – Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By the time Roger LeBoeuf joined the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority three years ago, he had already built up a decades-long career in construction law. One moment stands out to him. He was sitting in a deposition where a legal counsel asked a developer about bidding wars among contractors. The developer eventually gave a wry […]

Soham Naik – Marubeni-Itochu Steel Group – Americas

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Father really seemed to know best. So Soham Naik says about his dad who immigrated to the United States from India in the 1960s and eventually settled in Houston with his wife, where they raised their two sons. Though the elder Naik came from humble beginnings, he wasn’t short on native intelligence. He encouraged both […]

Sarah Yurasko – American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When California approved the nation’s first rules limiting railroad pollution in April, Sarah Yurasko took notice. However well-intentioned the goal, she deemed its strategy of aggressively cutting greenhouse emissions to be misguided. Not only could it derail or at least seriously obstruct an industry essential to transport of cargo and passengers over modest distances, she […]

Lane Verlenden – e.l.f. Beauty

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Jennifer Coolidge being a noted vegan and advocate for animal rights, the star of “The White Lotus” seemed an ideal partner for e.l.f. Beauty. The beauty company, after all, touts its products as vegan and cruelty free. But there still was a maze of legalities that had to be crossed before her commercial could air […]

Samantha-Anne Nadolny – Select Water Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the nation’s leading water logistics and chemistry provider for the energy industry, Select Water Solutions chose its new name to be more on brand with the business. It sounds simple to change a name, but it’s far more complex than just altering the corporate letterhead, Samantha-Anne Nadolny tells Vanguard from the company’s Houston headquarters […]

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.
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.
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.

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