Features February 2024

Karina Aliz Lanfranco  – CBC Perú  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Legal Manager Karina Aliz Lanfranco emphasized that in CBC Perú, it is crucial that international commitments assumed by the company and its policies should be reflected in its internal relations but mainly in the external relations with society.     CBC Perú is part of Grupo Mariposa, which has adhered to the United Nations Global Compact, […]

Jacqueline Keller – Maybank 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There’s nothing like immersion to assimilate a new hire. So Jacqueline Keller experienced in April 2014 after becoming head of legal for Maybank’s dealings in the Americas. Days later, she was on a plane to its international headquarters in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, where the executive team warmly greeted Keller.  But she couldn’t […]

Larissa Ordoñez – Kantar 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Specialized as her role might seem, Larissa Ordoñez still can be a generalist at the Latin American division of London-based marketing data behemoth Kantar. While her letterhead describes her as director of legal, privacy and compliance, she’s just as likely to weigh in on the commercial side.  Such was the case when Kantar supported a […]

Jordan Alpert – Superior Group of Companies 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Jordan Alpert, the chief legal officer and secretary at Superior Group of Companies (SGC), is important in steering the company’s three business segments—branded products, healthcare apparel and contact centers—toward continued success. With a rich history spanning over a century, Superior Group of Companies operates with the agility of a startup, a testament to its flexibility […]

Leslie Shaunty – Skyward Specialty Insurance 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Learning on the fly is essential when an insurance company delves into new areas. Fortunately for Skyward Specialty Insurance Group, Inc., General Counsel Leslie Shaunty relishes self-education and learning by doing, which is critical for a company that innovates and creates solutions for niche markets.  So, when the Houston-headquartered specialty carrier wanted to enter the […]

Wendy Bass – UFL  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Following Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on social media, it would be fair to wonder if he is operating with more hours in a day than everyone else. Whether working out at midnight, filming a movie, supporting his Teremana tequila brand or ZOA Energy drink business, popping up on WWE TV to electrify the WWE Universe […]

Christopher ‘Kit’ Sechler – John Hancock Investment Management 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

If the devil is in the details, there was more than one hiding in the fine print when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission issued its so-called Fund of Funds rule in late 2018.   So observed Christopher “Kit” Sechler in his role as chief legal officer for John Hancock Investment Management. As this amiable lawyer […]

Erin Kearney – Texas Rangers 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Erin Kearney has never struck out an All-Star center fielder with two runners on base in the last inning of a playoff game. She has never driven in a clutch run, with her team trailing in the late innings. And she has never turned a crucial double play to preserve a victory. But that doesn’t […]

Heather L. Houston – Empire State Realty Trust 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

For over 90 years, the Empire State Building has stood above Midtown Manhattan as an American icon and the “World’s Most Famous Building.” It is one of Manhattan’s oldest and most iconic buildings and one of the most forward-thinking, modernized and sustainable, a characteristic of all of Empire State Realty Trust’s buildings. The company distinguishes […]

Coleman Gregory – Helaba 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s nothing if not resilient and expects his longtime employer to be the same. Coleman Gregory and the German-headquartered commercial bank Landesbank Hessen-Thuringen—Helaba, for short—have weathered storms, in his case both professional and personal. But judging from the discussion of his role at Helaba with Vanguard at his New York City office, he has always […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises 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.


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