Ketan Shah – Mesirow

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As Ketan Shah looked forward to graduating with an accounting degree from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2002, he envisioned a clear career path ahead of him. Then the path twisted—the accounting job he accepted with Arthur Andersen disappeared as the firm abruptly closed amid a scandal related to its work for Enron. While […]

Kathryn Ordower – Glossier

Est. reading time: 4 mins

March 12, 2020. The date is engraved in Kathryn Ordower’s memory as the day only four people—from the usual 150 or so—were in office at the New York headquarters of Glossier, a beauty company selling skincare, makeup and fragrance. After weeks of deliberations surrounding the spread and increasing gravity of COVID-19, she and Glossier leaders […]

Kenneth Block – New American Funding

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While he’s the top attorney at New American Funding, Kenneth Block thinks of himself as more than an attorney. “I see myself as unique, acting as both lawyer and non-lawyer, and serving as an integral partner to the business team,” Block says. “I think that is rare for a person in my position.” As general […]

Kevin McMurray – Young Living Essential Oils

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Young Living Essential Oils, the goal is to empower customers and help them relax. The direct selling company makes oils meant to create a calming environment for the person wearing or smelling them, as well as oils to help support healthy weight management. While using the products is simple, the behind-the-scenes work can be […]

Kimberly Murphy – Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For as long as there have been products to sell, there have been companies claiming their products are the best. But, as Kimberly Murphy explains, they actually, legally, need to prove it. She’s the global chief competition counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the general counsel for its North America Family Care Business. The Irving, Texas-based […]

Kyle Liudahl – Graco

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Anyone who’s lived through a bitterly cold winter or a summer heat wave knows the value of good home insulation. In addition to conventional insulation, contractors use spray foam insulation guns to seal edges and prevent drafts. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Graco makes these and other fluid management products, which include everything from pumps used […]

Karen Sanford – Alterra Mountain Company

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The Great Divide usually refers to the Rocky Mountains, but it could just as easily apply to those who do and do not enjoy its fabled heights. People of color, as well as many other historically underserved groups, have not always had the same opportunities to experience the slopes, raft the rivers or even hike […]

Kyle Chin – Proofpoint

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Kyle Chin is cooking, he doesn’t follow step-by-step instructions. Instead, he follows his instincts and curiosity, adding in Asian spices and ingredients as he sees fit. For example, when cooking Spam—a favorite in his mom’s home state of Hawaii—he’ll add homemade teriyaki sauce, Japanese furikake seasoning and Tapatío hot sauce to create a distinctly […]

Karen Turner McWilliams – SAIC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was bad enough that Karen Turner McWilliams was expecting an expensive car repair bill while attending the University of Virginia. It got worse when she went to get her car because the bill was much higher than the estimate. “I felt like I was a victim of a bait and switch,” she recalls. “It […]

Keith G. Hunt – LifeLabs

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Discouraging as the here and now might be on the health front, better days await. So assures Keith G. Hunt, who since late 2020 has been deputy counsel and legal director at Canada’s largest commercial genetics laboratory and provider of specialty lab testing services. When contacted in January by Vanguard at his home in Collingwood, […]


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.
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.


Summer III 2022



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