Laurie A. Pinard – Manson Construction Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It always helps for a company’s legal boss to visit the site of a major project, ideally in person but at least virtually. Among other benefits, it serves to humanize the lawyer. “Sometimes people think an attorney is holier than thou and condescending,” quips Laurie A. Pinard. “It’s important for others to see me as […]

Lauren Leinburd – Guru Studio

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When kids watch their favorite cartoons, Lauren Leinburd wants them to see themselves on screen. As general counsel and senior vice president of business affairs for Guru Studio, she provides structure and guidance to the company’s legal, business and creative departments. Leinburd works closely with creators, broadcasters and writers to get intellectual property on screen […]

Luana Rosa da Silva – Merama

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even sellers with unique or necessary products may have difficulty reaching their target audiences on e-marketplaces—and with good reason. Amazon has over 9.7 million sellers; and its Latin American equivalent, Mercado Libre, has over 11.2 million. As Luana Rosa da Silva explains, her employer, Merama, acquires a majority share in brands struggling to stand out, […]

Lowell Plotkin – Property Markets Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Lowell Plotkin knew he wanted to work in real estate law even before graduating from Harvard Law School in 2003. “I’ve always wanted to be a member of a team,” he says.  “I didn’t see law as being competitive. That’s why I chose transactional law and not litigation, because everyone can win.” Now general counsel […]

Lance Morley – LendingTree

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Had Doug Lebda been able to find the mortgage he needed to buy his first home in 1996, he may not have co-founded CreditSource USA. As happened, he went from bank to bank, unable to find what he needed despite being an accountant. That led to his creating a platform where borrowers could compare mortgages, […]

Luis Ceballos – Bristol-Myers Squibb

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Flattening homes and businesses with winds of more than 150 miles per hour, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the rest of the northeastern Caribbean with an unmatched vehemence in September 2017. Nearly 3,000 people died and the island’s power grid was nearly wiped out. Luis Ceballos remembers the catastrophe too well. As a member […]

Lauren Mastro – AVI-SPL

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ask Lauren Mastro what it was like to go from a post-college, entry-level position to upper management at the same company, and she’ll call it a pleasant surprise. Like finding a $100 bill in the pocket of a jacket you haven’t worn in a while. It’s a humble perspective, but her rise—like that of AVI-SPL, […]

La Dell R. Diaz – ACI Worldwide

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though best known as a company that provides real-time payment software for clientele such as banks, merchants and billers, ACI Worldwide has long nurtured a foothold in higher education. There being a need to simplify campus payments, the company late last year rolled out a technology platform that could make it the industry heavyweight in […]

Leila Burden Nixon – Verve Senior Living

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By September 2020, Verve Senior Living had undergone a transformation. It went from being a management company for senior living centers to one that could purchase a piece of property and develop a new residence for seniors. Now, VSL owns and operates 32 senior-care communities across four Canadian provinces. Buoyed by that growth, the company […]

Lori E. Sanders – DuPont de Nemours Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being an environmental fact-finder had its moments. It just wasn’t so rewarding in a tangible sense. So explains Lori E. Sanders, who spent most of her 20s gathering facts as an environmental scientist in Greater Philadelphia, often for lawyer clients who would apply her findings toward due diligence on property matters. Sometimes it was about […]


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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 III 2022



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