Felipe Mendez  –  Seattle Sounders FC 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Felipe Mendez is moving up in the soccer world, like a player who proves he’s good enough to share the field with the elites. Only Mendez will continue making his mark off the field.  Having distinguished himself for the past three years as general counsel of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders, Mendez debuts on the […]

Fabienne Clermont – Warner Bros. Discovery 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The April 2022 merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery was a landmark deal that created a portfolio of networks and content, including Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, CNN, HBO, Cartoon Network and the “Batman” and “Harry Potter” franchises, as well as streaming services Discovery+ and HBO Max.   Since the merger was completed, Fabienne Clermont, the global […]

Francisco Coronel – Cargill 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As a Venezuelan lawyer living in Brazil, Francisco Coronel starts his day a little differently than most.   After waking up around 6 a.m., having breakfast and saying goodbye to his wife, Coronel heads to his office in São Paulo. When he arrives, he spends his first hour taking an online course in Portuguese, the native […]

Flavia Bokel – ICTS  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Flavia Bokel, legal executive at ICTS, stands at the forefront of important projects and strategic initiatives, contributing significantly to the company’s success. Since joining in May 2017, her role has been instrumental in ensuring compliance and corporate governance for ICTS, positioning it as Brazil’s largest compliance and corporate investigations company.  With T4 Compliance’s portfolio absorption, […]

Francine Dupuis – Koozie Group 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Harper Lee’s iconic novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is portrayed as a principled and courageous lawyer who fights for justice in a deeply segregated and unjust society. Atticus’s unwavering belief in fighting for what is right and his dedication to helping the marginalized inspires many, including lawyers who strive to make a […]

Fernanda Errázuriz Latorre – UKA Chile y Cía

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a German full-service developer founded in 1999, UKA Group covers the entire value chain of renewable energy projects. Its current project pipeline for wind and solar farms now exceeds 14 GW globally. With roughly 900 employees, the company is active in Europe and North America. Now leadership is seeking to expand in Chile and […]

Fernanda Flores – Sulzer Pumps Mexico and Sulzer Chemtech Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Fernanda Flores was at her cousin’s wedding when one of her cousin’s classmates approached, swooped her up, gave her a big hug and introduced her to his wife. “She was the one who defended us from the bullies,” he told his wife. “And I really appreciated that she did that for us—she cared about us […]

Fatima Arash – Diamond Properties

Est. reading time: 5 mins

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, most people only went to stores for essentials, like food and toilet paper. This meant businesses like gyms, nail salons and bakeries saw very few customers for months. With revenue and foot traffic rapidly decreasing, many businesses began looking for ways to break leasing agreements. At […]

Francis Massabki – Vital Pharmaceuticals

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Francis Massabki says he knows how to deal with adversity. “Overcoming professional challenges is not only rewarding,” he says. “It positions you well for future success.” He’s also ready for a new challenge, having left his recent employer in December on good terms and better than he found it. As to where Massabki lands, he’ll […]

Fabiola Nabuco Leva – Trane Technologies

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So much heavy industrial manufacturing under one corporate entity, it seemed prudent to split Ingersoll Rand and allow two separate business divisions to proceed with what they could do best. Prudent, however, is not to be confused with simple. Nothing is when overhauling a multinational. But the process was consummated in 2020 with Trane Technologies […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group 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.
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Summer I 2024



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