Peter Ebright – New York Cruise Lines

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Come spring of next year, the first electric ferry could be docking in New York Harbor, but first Peter Ebright must do his part to get a slew of entities on board. He’s general counsel for New York Cruise Lines, which has been operating marine-centered tourism, transportation, dining and entertainment since 1945. All the better […]

Paola Illescas – L’Oréal Mexico

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biggest difference in moving from the Procter & Gamble legal staff to being general counsel of L’Oréal Mexico? For Paola Illescas, it’s been the opportunity to apply all she learned with a focus upon just one type of product and industry: beauty. All the better that it’s a personal favorite. “At Procter & Gamble […]

Pedro Medrano – Warner Bros. Discovery

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Recently, at a timeworn stone castle in the hills of Western Europe, a Warner Bros. Discovery production faced a dilemma. Crews had to transport heavy lighting equipment and generators up to the castle needed to film scenes there. But there was only one place to get the helicopters needed necessary for the job, and that […]

Patrice Brown – Yellow

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Everyone deserves a second chance. So emphasizes Patrice Brown who’s fronting the effort in her expanding role with the iconic trucking company Yellow.  Yellow has partnered with two nonprofits in the Chicago area to provide good jobs, some to people whose criminal history has been a barrier to meaningful employment. Passionate about how such work […]

Prem Panicker – GoDigital Media Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On the surface, Prem Panicker doesn’t have much in common with rapper Master P. But Panicker says never to judge a book—or a lawyer—by its cover, because he and the artist born Percy Miller go way back. In his late teens and early 20s, Panicker was in a band with friends called Calcutta—the band played […]

Pamela Meneguetti – Nuvemshop

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In her career, Pamela Meneguetti has worked with clients like Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon in private practice. She has served as Uber’s head of litigation for Brazil. And she’s contributed to Brazil’s laws governing the internet. Now she’s tackling a new challenge. As general counsel of Nuvemshop (or Tiendanube in Spanish-speaking countries), Meneguetti has […]

Peter Steckelman – Tennis Channel

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Novak. Rafa. Roger. Serena. To tennis fans, these names will instantly evoke climactic clashes and extraordinary displays of skill. They’ll also recall gripping tales of professional rivalries and sacrifices made for the game. Enabling the Tennis Channel to broadcast those stories is Peter Steckelman, the channel’s senior vice president of business and legal affairs. An […]

Paola Alvarado Ariza – TIS Productions Colombia and Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Paola Alvarado was in law school, there were no classes she could take on entertainment law.   Few lawyers in Colombia specialize in the area, she says, but she didn’t let that deter her. After specializing in commercial law, she worked for written media before getting into television and audiovisual production.  Alvarado says she’s since […]

Paola Serna L. – OMRON

Est. reading time: 4 mins

“Everything I do, I do with passion,” says Paola Serna L. from Mexico City. She credits that can-do spirit with enabling her personal and professional growth despite an auto-immune condition that’s been brought under control. It helps, she tells Vanguard, to be part of a company that practices what it preaches about in its “Shaping […]

Paula Beck – Sherman Associates

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Paula Beck believes everyone deserves a safe, warm place to live. Better yet if it’s affordable. As senior vice president and general counsel for Minnesota-based Sherman Associates, she leads acquisition and financing for housing projects. The real estate development company has developed over 11,700 multifamily units throughout the Midwest and Colorado and owns and manages […]


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.
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.


Spring III 2023



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