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Lele Modise – Barclays Africa Group Limited

For many of us, the long-running TV show “Law and Order” is merely a diversion; for the impressionable young Lele Modise, though, it was a window to a fascinating world. The South African native seemed born with a strong sense of justice, and was certain by age 12 that she would pursue law. Watching the […]

Lesley Bolger – Thryv

It’s the 1960s. You’re a teenager hanging out with friends on a stoop in an Italian neighborhood in Queens. Your father tells you he’s going to the hardware store to pick up some new tools. Or he’s going to buy the family’s first color TV. Did he go to Home Depot, Lowe’s or Best Buy? Walmart or Target? No, he went to a local small business—the kind of business that served […]

Lian Duan – China Merchants Bank New York Branch

Recent economic tensions between the U.S. and China aren’t exactly brimming with silver linings. With billions of dollars in new tariffs in the works and diplomatic relationships seemingly being set back for years, the dust has yet to settle. As of April, you could even say things were still blowing up. But for the embattled […]

Lias J. “Jeff” Steen – Oil States International Inc.

A man of high spirits, Lias J. “Jeff” Steen laughs when remembering how, upon being hired as an assistant general counsel at Houston-based Camco International Inc. in 1988, a graduating classmate at South Texas College of Law told him, “too bad you couldn’t get a real job.” That may have been what passed for conventional […]

Liberal arts and technology—with a punch

It’s still music to Hiro Tachibana’s ears. The way the late Steve Jobs would articulate about the harmonic convergence of technology and liberal arts. How, years ago Jobs would remind the people who became today’s high-tech movers and shakers that the future would not be by technology alone. In Tachibana’s case, Jobs was preaching to […]

Lilia Pous – VivaAerobus

Family and friends thought she’d landed her dream job, and early on Lilia Pous might’ve agreed. She’d just been named department chief at Mexico’s Institute for the Protection of Bank Savings, a prestigious appointment that entailed working with high-level government data. But to hear her tell it, layers of bureaucratic red tape quickly diminished the […]

Lilianna Kalin – College of DuPage

Given the complex and litigious environments in which many universities and colleges operate, having in-house counsel isn’t just wise, it’s often a necessity. But it can be equally out of reach, particularly for smaller institutions and community colleges, says Lilianna Kalin. She’s one of the rare ones, just the second general counsel for College of […]

Lily Toy – Dialpad

There’s a vital call coming through: someone’s ready to close that big sale, there’s a big deal on the line or a company-wide meeting happening that can’t be missed. But that smaller screen on your phone just won’t cut it. For something this big, it’s imperative that you be able to see who’s on the other end. If only […]

Lily Tsen – Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific

Lily Tsen was drawn to medicine. Or so she thought. Tsen chuckles while recalling how she tortured herself with math and science as a University of Melbourne undergrad, while others recognized her potential in law, commerce and anthropology. Not too many years later, the woman who became the first general counsel for packaging giant Amcor […]

Linda Ellis – Tinker Federal Credit Union

These are things that should be learned early, says Linda Ellis. Opening a savings or checking account, building credit and understanding a credit report, and borrowing money—all are essential lessons that should be taught as early as middle school, long before any financial decisions students make as young adults. “It was something that was greatly […]

Testimonials

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.

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