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Francisca Larraín – Liberty Mutual Insurance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When people encounter an ethical dilemma at work, they don’t always know who to turn to. At Liberty Mutual Insurance, they can bring their concerns to  —employees who have demonstrated a commitment to making ethical decisions. Compliance champions can help resolve issues or bring them to the attention of the compliance department. “We all have […]

Fabiola Rojo Durand – Givaudan

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

Francine Breckenridge – U.S. Money Reserve

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the retirement business, trust is key. For U.S. Money Reserve, a precious metals distributor headquartered in Austin, Texas, building trust is as valuable a commodity as the gold on which the company built its business. Having served more than 550,000 customers since its founding, and with millions of baby boomers poised to retire, USMR […]

Federico Fregoso Contreras – Pemex

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Volatility in the oil and gas industry and energy policy reforms in Mexico make structuring and negotiating contracts challenging for an oil company like Pemex, so having an experienced attorney like Federico Fregoso Contreras has made the process easier. “We have contract templates and have adjusted them accordingly, and we have focused on bringing our […]

Francisco Jose Vazquez – Financiera Independencia

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Credit him with foresight, Francisco Jose Vazquez having seen—pre-pandemic—the need for Financiera Independencia to provide online services. Mexico teems with millennials whose personal and professional lives are just as wired as their counterparts elsewhere. The same holds true in Brazil and California, where Vazquez oversees this Mexico City-based loan company’s subsidiaries. Not only were easier […]

Francine Katz – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Est. reading time: 6 mins

It’s a surprising number: about 25 percent of practicing physicians in the U.S. are foreign educated. And while graduates from American institutions have a built-in support system at their medical schools as they plan for training and licensure, international medical graduates (IMGs) often need support navigating this pathway, says Francine Halushka Katz, the first general […]

Fabiola Ferro – Varian Medical Systems

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Waking up to address a court case in Colombia; picking up the phone to discuss legal concerns in Argentina after morning coffee; touching base with a client in Paraguay at lunchtime; and catching up with the sales department in Palo Alto, California, by close of business. Such is a pretty diversified—yet typical—day for Fabiola Ferro […]

Franco Tenerelli – Landsea Homes

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Franco Tenerelli likens the homebuilding business at Landsea Homes to zipping around in a small handy speedboat, darting between a fleet of lumbering, slow-moving ships. “We are able to do things quickly and in a timely manner, more so than our competitors,” says Tenerelli, executive vice president and chief legal officer at the Newport Beach, […]

Fabian Rivero – Megalabs

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There were just three steps to the relentless business expansion underway at Megalabs in Latin America. Companies are vetted (1), purchased (2) and integrated (3). There may be other steps, too, but overall it’s a simple idea—hardly the first of its kind. It stands out at Megalabs only because of its swift execution. In the […]

Flavia Naves – Velo Payments

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Having been among the professional casualties of mergers and acquisitions on different occasions, no one would have faulted Flavia Naves had she stuck with a secure position in the legal department of a large public company. But this past February when Velo Payments, a small but growing Northern California fintech startup, beckoned her to come […]

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.
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.

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