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Claire Rachel Howard – HP Hood LLC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in New England, Claire Howard knew exactly what to expect every time she opened the fridge: HP Hood products, from milk and ice cream to cottage cheese. Hood has always been a constant and trusted brand for her family. The company’s headquarters are in her home state of Massachusetts—as is its iconic landmark: […]

Jovan Richardson – HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While music has always been her passion, law became Jovan Richardson’s primary interest. And early on, she recognized that an entertainer or author doesn’t succeed through talent alone. “You’ve got to be business-savvy and protect your rights,” she says. “I was recording and singing and writing my own material and realized I could be taken […]

Kami L. Holmes – Grinnell Mutual

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s far from a pleasant memory, but as Kami L. Holmes acknowledges, much about litigation is not pleasant. The parents across the table had just lost a young son, and this would be Holmes’ first mediation involving a fatality as a member of the Grinnell Mutual legal team. The grief-stricken parents displayed photos of him […]

Daniela Combe – IBM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1981, IBM scientists Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James Wynne and Samuel Blum invented a process that became the foundation for LASIK and PRK surgery. Daniela Combe tells Vanguard this invention has improved the quality of countless lives to date—partly because IBM decided not to keep the process a secret. Instead, IBM disclosed it in a patent, […]

Anne Sherwood – Xcel Energy

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The Rocky Mountain State’s high on a carbon-free future. In 2019 Colorado’s lawmakers mandated that by 2030, utilities reduce emissions by 80 percent compared to 2005 levels. Eighty percent of electricity must then come from such clean energies as wind, solar and batteries with Old King Coal dethroned as the primary power source. For Xcel […]

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 necessary for the job, and that was […]

Aaron Mandel – QBE

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Aaron Mandel started his studies at Penn State University expecting to become a meteorologist, but fate—and the difficulties of fluid dynamics—intervened to steer him toward a different career. One semester, he took a class titled “Philosophy of Law” and was fascinated with the coursework. Students had to prepare a research memo on a given issue, […]

Nikki Senter – The Howard Hughes Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Nikki Senter has vivid memories of visiting areas of the Kakaʻako district between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki as she was growing up. However, they aren’t always that pleasant. “When I was a girl, it was full of warehouses, fish markets and parking lots,” she says. “Now families can come down here to enjoy the coastal […]

Amy Eldridge – Cadence Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Amy Eldridge knows how difficult it can be for young lawyers to forge a career path. Many go into private practice after law school and spend years tackling whichever assignments the firm deems necessary. And the experience they gain often dictates their career options going forward. For Eldridge, helping her younger colleagues shape their careers […]

Steven Spalding – Ashland Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

By the time Steven Spalding was 17, there was one thing he knew for sure: He wasn’t going to become a lawyer. Spalding’s father was a lawyer. So was his older brother. The last thing he wanted to do was to follow in their footsteps. Besides, Spalding was interested in attending medical school with an […]

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.
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.
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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