Olivier Chouc – CN 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Operating in the railway industry presents myriad challenges, from unpredictable weather to the need for resilient infrastructure. Olivier Chouc, the senior vice president and chief legal officer for Canadian National, understands these challenges all too well.  Chouc oversees a robust legal team in Canada and the U.S. that helps CN leverage opportunities and mitigate the […]

Oscar Arroyo – The Central America Bottling Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Oscar Arroyo joined The Central America Bottling Corp. in 1988, the Guatemalan company was known for bottling Pepsi. It’d been working with the soda giant since the 1940s and business was good. However, the newly appointed CEO and the new chairman of the board knew CBC needed to expand beyond its home country if […]

Odeth Zepeda Ramos – Sizzling Platter de Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While the North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 did much to incentivize and encourage cross-border commerce among the United States, Canada and Mexico, inequities persisted. This was especially true on the labor front, with trade imbalances stemming from Mexican workers being paid significantly less than their counterparts to the north. Subsequent arrangements, including the […]

Olga Victoria Prieto Zamora – Alcon

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There was a time when Olga Victoria Prieto Zamora believed that motion was the potion to professional growth. So the young lawyer would spend a few years each with Latin American law firms or companies, then moved on, eager to apply her learnings elsewhere and garner new insight. But she seems to have settled down […]

Obedi Neves – Makro

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Don’t tell Obedi Neves that he’s “technically retired.” The legal director for Brazilian-based Makro has been plenty busy. He and his staff not only helped his company become more profitable during a pandemic, but he also wrote an e-book and established a new training company for attorneys. With more than 30 years of experience working […]

Oscar Ortiz – Brightstar Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in Mexico City, Oscar Ortiz says his life could’ve taken many unexpected turns, but a close-knit family helped—especially his grandfather Antonio, who stepped in as a father figure. Ortiz remembers learning life lessons as he handed wrenches to his grandad, an auto mechanic. Sadly, however, he also remembers his grandfather saying that in […]

Owen Taylor – LCH

Est. reading time: 6 mins

If he were explaining his niche financial specialty—clearing—to his parents, Owen Taylor would do it like this: “Think of a clearing house like a buffer for the financial markets,” he says. “Banks, rather than interacting with each other, use a clearing house so that if one of them fails, there isn’t a domino rally that […]

Orisia K. Gammell – SAP America

Est. reading time: 4 mins

She’s focused her career on trade compliance, and what an evolving subject that’s been. Evolving enough when it just involved movement of physical goods, as it mostly did when Orisia K. Gammell started as an associate at a high-powered law firm in Washington, D.C. How much higher the stakes can be as the global economy […]

OHEL Children’s Home and Family Services

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the legal world, negotiating and approving contracts can be much the same whether the contract is for widgets or human services. What the contract accomplishes, however, makes a big difference. The former seals deals, the latter can save lives, and it is the latter that has made Adam Lancer’s work more meaningful to him […]

Oyango A. Snell – Western States Petroleum Association

Est. reading time: 7 mins

No one need remind Oyango A. Snell of the sensitive nature of his employer, headquartered in the bluest of states. For common ground can be hard to find between the Western States Petroleum Association and the legislative and regulatory bodies in California, as well as the four other states where WSPA has a presence: Arizona, […]


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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants 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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