Roberta Venâncio – Japan Tobacco International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Though relatively new to Brazil and not yet one of the industry’s heavyweights there, Japan Tobacco International has been expanding in South America’s largest country. With Brazil being the world’s largest exporter of tobacco and having the ideal soil and climate for cultivating the plant, expanding there has helped the company’s grow. To sustain its […]

Ryan Parley – Neiman Marcus Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A fine Portuguese porcelain dinner set makes a great Christmas gift. Designing it yourself at the factory is pretty appetizing, too. Or how about a Roaring 20’s blowout bash with your name in lights at Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater? Both are among the “fantasy gift” packages that Ryan Parley has helped vet as the vice […]

Rachel Dooley – McKinsey & Co.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

What do a world-class racing yacht and a steel mill in India have in common? Artificial intelligence, of course. Specifically, AI developed with and by McKinsey & Co. The consulting firm helped design a bot that helped Emirates Team New Zealand defend its America’s Cup sailing title in 2021. It also supported cutting edge AI […]

Ryan Bardo – T.F. Warren Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While there are differences between military and corporate leadership, Ryan Bardo recognizes enough common denominators. As the new general counsel at T.F. Warren Group, he won’t be barking out orders as the Houston-based company looks to expand its storage tank construction operations in the United States and Latin America. But Bardo will apply what he […]

Ryan Crozier – Genesis HealthCare Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

He always enjoyed litigation, Ryan Crozier being well-prepared and convincingly framing his arguments. But there also was the pressure to rack up the annual 2,000 or so billable hours that private practice expects of an associate. If only he could focus on the other half of the equation. That he has for most of his […]

Richard Strulson – Interior Logic Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Until a few years ago, staff at Interior Logic Group used a centralized email to communicate with the legal department. There were two email addresses—one for asking questions about litigation and another for questions about contracts. No one had personal contact with anyone in the department and it usually took 11 business days to get […]

Rafael Lopez – Xiaomi Technology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Every time the Mexico national football team takes to the field, thousands of fans tune in to watch. As they watch players kick and pass the ball, TV cameras continually pan past large ads for Xiaomi Technology. Becoming the official sponsor of the soccer team was a big win for the Chinese-based cell phone company. […]

Roberto Federici – Fundação Renova

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A marathon runner and all-around athlete in his personal time, Roberto Federici says he’s all about going the distance. “If I have to wake at 3:30 to run 16 miles because I have an 8 a.m. meeting, I’ll do it,” he tells Vanguard in March, a month or so before he leaves his Rio de […]

Rob Calico – Arm

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rob Calico, vice president for intellectual property and litigation at Arm, concedes that a lot of people don’t know what his employer does—even though it’s work impacts their lives daily. Arm’s semiconductor technology is needed for everything from surfing the web to texting a cute puppy pic, and its designs are used in health care, […]

Rodrigo Flores Manzanedo – WeWork

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in early 2020, coworking spaces were among the hottest trends in commercial real estate. According to coworkingresources.org, the number of shared workspaces had increased from 16,600 in 2018 to more than 19,400 in 2020. They were projected to reach almost 42,000 in 2024, with 5 million people expected to fill […]


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.
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.
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 III 2022



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