Features Associate General Counsels

Karina Sol – Celanese 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In Mexico and elsewhere, it’s a crime to neglect a contaminated property, and that has Karina Sol minding the devil-ridden details as Celanese proceeds with the closure of its massive acetate operation in the city of Ocotlan.  The Texas-headquartered technology and specialty materials company had announced the intended closure of the plant five years ago, […]

Andrew Kay – WestJet 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As an in-house lawyer for WestJet, Canada’s second-largest airline, Associate General Counsel Andrew Kay can immerse himself in the industry’s legal challenges. From navigating regulatory compliance to negotiating contracts with suppliers, Kay understands his immense responsibility to protect the company’s legal interest.   With a diverse background encompassing multiple divisions within the organization, Kay has a […]

Jennifer Jackson – Vancouver Coastal Health 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Imagine a healthcare provider that sees patients of all ages then seeks outside opinions on diagnoses, treatment options and patient follow up.  That certainly isn’t how Vancouver Coastal Health works with 1.25 million provincial residents living in more than 35 communities and the city of Vancouver in British Columbia. However, VCH General Counsel Jennifer Jackson […]

Robin Lampkin – Ashland 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in Ohio, Robin Lampkin was an average girl who enjoyed school and learning and figured she would have a bright career in whatever field she entered. Her father was a CPA and worked for the Internal Revenue Service, and as the epitome of a daddy’s girl, Lampkin wanted to follow in his footsteps—so […]

Veronica Rodriguez – TelevisaUnivision  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the 2.5 years that Veronica Rodriguez has helped guide legal and business affairs for TelevisaUnivision, she’s made significant contributions to building the largest Spanish-language platform in the world, and as important to her, bringing the Spanish-speaking community closer together.   At TelevisaUnivision, Rodriguez has been integral to two of the most important recent deals in […]

Matthew J. Weber – Arctic Wolf Networks

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For years, Arctic Wolf Networks’ growth was supported by a lean in-house legal team. But as the startup cybersecurity specialist grew past a certain point, it realized the need to enlarge its legal staff for a specific process: mergers and acquisitions. One candidate stood out. Matthew J. Weber had been aiding Arctic Wolf as an […]

Jennifer “Jen” Ryan – U.S. Venture, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From the day in 1951 when brothers Art and Ray Schmidt bought a fuel oil route in Kimberly, Wisconsin, and founded Schmidt Brothers Oil Co., what’s now U.S. Venture has been supplying energy products to customers throughout the U.S. Working for U.S. Venture—a distributor of renewable and traditional energy products, lubricants, tires and more—has energized […]

Liliya Donovan – Del Monte Foods

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As associate general counsel for Del Monte Foods, Liliya Donovan knows she’s helping manage legal affairs for a very visible portfolio of food and beverage products. In fact, she estimates those products can be found in more than half of the cupboards and pantries in the U.S. But what’s made her work at the company […]

Julien Polk – American Tire Distributors Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As Hurricane Katrina roared its way toward New Orleans in late August 2005, Julien Polk’s mother had a hunch. This would not be like the year before when the city was threatened by Hurricane Ivan until the storm veered east to the Florida Panhandle. As Ivan approached, the Polk family left to ride out the […]

Rob McCulloch – WestJet

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There isn’t any airline passenger who enjoys flight delays or disruptions. And airlines don’t make money with aircraft on the ground. Safety has always been the top priority for Canada’s regulatory framework governing aviation and air travel. Unfortunately, in the recently proposed amendments to Canada’s Air Passenger Protection Regulations, or APPR,  passenger convenience and entitlements […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– Henry Marquard, in-house counsel, Stanley Consultants 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.
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.


Spring III 2024



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