Luis Alberto Cardenas Diaz – Banco Sabadell Mexico 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The most relevant project ever commenced this year for the Mexican division of Spanish-based Banco Sabadell. Essentially, it’s what its legal boss, Luis Alberto Cardenas Diaz, describes as the democratization of savings for the typical Mexican consumer. It’s also a process underway before the COVID-19 pandemic but garnered momentum during the pandemic with no anticipated […]

Lauren Aach – LivePerson 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Artificial intelligence has arrived, and it isn’t going anywhere. It is revolutionizing all aspects of our lives in business, social and personal ways. Companies like LivePerson, enterprise leaders in digital customer conversation, drive the momentum forward.   So Lauren Aach says about artificial intelligence and how it stands to revolutionize a slew of industries, especially those […]

Lisa A. Gok – Cetera Financial Group 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s business as usual at Cetera Financial Group, which is how everybody prefers, but that takes some doing at what’s one of the nation’s largest families of independent registered investment advisers and broker-dealers. Growth pains are the flip side of being in growth mode, and Lisa A. Gok recalls previous booms that caused some passing […]

Lisa Ray – Garland Independent School District 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The general counsel of a school district faces challenges that extend beyond simple matters in the classroom, in the school board room and on campus. There are contracts with teachers and staff, agreements with vendors and ensuring the district has a plan to make the school experience safe for faculty and staff.   As the general […]

Luis Machado – TopBuild 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Luis Machado, safety is his number one concern. And while he isn’t wearing a hard hat or tool belt or driving a work truck, he understands that for TopBuild to continue as one of the construction industry’s leading installers and specialty distributors of insulation and related building products, a safe work environment is crucial.   […]

Larry Lawrence – AT&T  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being an in-house attorney for a company as big as AT&T offers a unique and challenging opportunity to practice law within the corporate environment. AT&T, one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies, operates in a highly regulated industry, making the role of an in-house attorney all the more critical.   “My role requires legal expertise, strategic […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lynda Nguyen – Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For those immersed in the life sciences, it can be hard to contain enthusiasm when a potential game-changing therapy goes through the pipeline after years of research and no guarantee of return on investment. But that’s when Lynda Nguyen must be especially vigilant, appropriately advising her colleagues at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to avoid claims that can’t […]

Lorrie Litzinger – Bell Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Lorrie Litzinger, the vice president and senior legal counsel at Bell Bank, is an important figure on a unique legal team that plays a crucial role in the expansive growth of the bank.   Originating in the Midwest, Bell Bank has not only witnessed regional expansion but has also achieved unprecedented success on a national scale. […]


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.
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.
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.


Summer I 2024



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