Craig Kleinman – Purple Innovation LLC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In the breadth of his legal career, Craig Kleinman has taken on a lot of roles in private, public and corporate practice. He’s been a city prosecutor in Bluffdale and Midvale, Utah, cities just south of Salt Lake City. He’s practiced commercial litigation and corporate, municipal and real estate law in private practice. He has […]

Claudia Brea-Stevens – 3Sixty Duty Free

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The oversight didn’t happen on her watch, but it might have been among the factors that led to Claudia Brea-Stevens becoming 3Sixty Duty Free’s first general counsel in August 2021. A year or so earlier, the global leader in duty-free specialty and inflight shops had its customs license expire at El Dorado International Airport in […]

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. […]

Claire Rachel Howard – HP Hood LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in New England, Claire Howard knew exactly what to expect every time she opened the fridge: HP Hood products, from milk and ice cream to cottage cheese. Hood has always been a constant and trusted brand for her family. The company’s headquarters are in her home state of Massachusetts—as is its iconic landmark: […]

Christi Morrison – Weatherford International

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The volatile nature of the oil and gas industry means lucrative growth periods can be followed by plummeting prices and long periods of contraction. This impacts not just the companies drilling for oil, but those providing services to them, such as Weatherford International. Since 1941, the company has been providing equipment and services—drilling, exploration, evaluation, […]

Chris Heisler – Stantec

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Whether helping cities implement hydropower infrastructure, designing mixed-use urban spaces or advising companies on their climate risks, Stantec keeps sustainability at the forefront. The Canada-based global design and engineering firm works with clients on water, energy, transportation, architecture, environmental and community development projects from concept to completion. Stantec’s designers, engineers, architects and scientists are driven […]

Chris Zirke – Roundstone Insurance

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Jane Smith launched her tech services and consulting firm five years ago, she knew she had the contacts and expertise to develop the business and provide innovative solutions to customers across a breadth of industries. She was right, but as her company grew, she faced the additional and difficult challenge of providing health insurance […]

Cassie Marka – Bell Bank

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So, what’s in a name? A lot when it’s the identity of the almost 10-year-old daughter of Cassie Marka and her husband, Bill. A willow is strong enough to bend, and that’s the name of their little girl. Willow was diagnosed in utero with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. She has half a heart and wouldn’t […]

Chika Onwuekwe – Trican

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When large trucks sit idling at a well site, they not only guzzle diesel and money but dump pollutants into the air. Yet, due to regulations and the dangers at sites, the trucks couldn’t be turned off. This was an issue for companies like Trican Well Service Ltd. that wanted to slash emissions. As far […]

Caitlin Hawks – PETA Foundation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Caitlin Hawks helped remove a tiger  from its enclosure, she wasn’t posing for a photo at a “seedy roadside zoo,” she says. Quite the opposite. The general counsel of litigation for the PETA Foundation was helping move the animal to a sanctuary so it could be rehabilitated. She and her team had just won […]


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.
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.
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.


Spring III 2023



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