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Karina Cerdà – Ferrero Group

Karina Cerdà remembers sitting in her Barcelona office in early 2019 when a call came from a fellow company attorney in Luxembourg. Little did she know that her day job—head of legal for Italian confectioner Ferrero—was about to include a covert project that would compel her to secrecy. Even before Cerdà could listen to the […]

Karina Sol – Celanese

From dashboards to toothpaste, Celanese makes the compounds, polymers and parts used in the automotive, medical, agriculture, electronics and food industries in 27 plants spread around the globe. In Mexico and Brazil, where the global chemical and specialty materials producer has two plants each, its acetyl and amine products are used in compounds such as […]

Karina Tiwana – ALE USA Inc.

There’s a lot Karina Tiwana knows about practicing law, and it’s just as much a passion for her to pass knowledge on. With more than two decades of experience with tech companies, Tiwana’s mastery of legal affairs such as contracts, intellectual property, privacy protections and data security are well established. For more than five years, […]

Karla Baez Elizondo – Grupo Idesa

It can’t get much more satisfying than to see the fruits of one’s labor, Karla Baez Elizondo muses from her office in Mexico City this past spring, after helping to consummate a deal that opens up further opportunities for Grupo Idesa. And how the past four years have flown. Baez came aboard as general counsel […]

Karla Jones-Wilson – Foutch Brothers LLC

For years, every time Karla Jones-Wilson visited the 19,500-seat Kemper Arena, whether for a college basketball game or Disney On Ice with her kids, she couldn’t help but think she was enjoying the Kansas City landmark for the last time. By 2015, the arena—like many built in the 1970s—had fallen on hard times, precipitated by […]

Kasey Johnson – Inspirato

Luxury accommodations around the world. African wildlife safaris. Center court seats at the Wimbledon finals. Expeditions to Antarctica. Yachting through the Greek Isles. VIP treatment at the Formula 1 Grand Prix. Inspirato is dedicated to creating the ultimate in luxury vacation experiences, and for Head of Legal Kasey Johnson, few things are more inspiring than […]

Kate Mahan – United Federal Credit Union

Her employer having four focuses, Kate Mahan is immersed in all, with something called process excellence at the top of the list. It being a most general focus, process excellence can be anything and everything, but whatever it is on a given day, it’s likely to involve Mahan collaborating with other departments at United Federal […]

Kate Peterson – Citizens Bank

On a Tuesday afternoon in late October, just months after competing with 4,500 peers to win the 2018 Global Counsel Employment Lawyer of the Year Award, Kate Peterson prefaced her first interview with Vanguard with a confession: She’d come to work in mismatching shoes, and she was just realizing it. Such is the self-effacing way […]

Kate Proctor – Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care

When Kate Proctor sat down with the CEO of Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in 2014 to discuss becoming the organization’s first in-house counsel, her commitment was far from set in stone. Her private practice career was thriving, and besides, she was already serving as Seasons’ dedicated outside counsel. After a three-hour conversation, buoyed by […]

Kath Hammond – Greater Toronto Airports Authority

In June 2019, the Toronto Raptors won the NBA championship as significant underdogs against the Golden State Warriors, winners of three of the previous five titles. How’d they do it? Having a superstar like Kawhi Leonard didn’t hurt, but Kath Hammond says it was the team’s strong supporting cast that pushed it over the top. […]

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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.
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.

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