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Fabienne Clermont – Warner Bros. Discovery 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The April 2022 merger between WarnerMedia and Discovery was a landmark deal that created a portfolio of networks and content, including Discovery Channel, Warner Bros. Pictures, CNN, HBO, Cartoon Network and the “Batman” and “Harry Potter” franchises, as well as streaming services Discovery+ and HBO Max.   Since the merger was completed, Fabienne Clermont, the global […]

Monique Damore – Fremantle

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of game shows such as “The Price is Right” or “Family Feud,” or a talent showcase such as “American Idol” or “America’s Got Talent?” Monique Damore, vice president of business and legal affairs of Fremantle, says it takes as many as 150 people to iron out details, […]

Leslie Cohan – Seneca Gaming Corporation

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For Leslie Cohan, law school seemed like an unfinished part of her family’s history. She’s a descendant of Ely S. Parker, who clerked for a small law firm in Western New York but wasn’t admitted to practice because Native Americans weren’t citizens of the U.S. at the time. Parker, a member of the Tonawanda Band […]

Matthew Morgado – NFL

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s grown his game in the past 15 years. Initially hired by the National Football League to help structure debt deals, Matthew Morgado has gone on to do much more than bring parties together for long-term investments. While that will always be among his primary responsibilities, he’s got other strategies to game-plan. There’s the emphasis […]

Andre Drighetti – Sympla

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The shows must go on, especially after the lengthy intermission the entertainment sector endured during COVID-19. But it’s mostly back to normal with resumed demand for tickets to all kinds of celebratory events. Sympla is the largest “experience ecosystem” in Brazil and when Andre Drighetti spoke with Vanguard in April, it was all about moving […]

Kevin Dineen – Cartamundi

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Non-fungible tokens. QR codes. Batman-branded digital trading cards. For a playing card purveyor formed in Belgium more than 50 years ago, Cartamundi is up with the times. That’s provided lots of work for Kevin Dineen, the company’s vice president of legal for North America. As he explains, each innovation is supported by intellectual property enforcement […]

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 […]

Prem Panicker – GoDigital Media Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

On the surface, Prem Panicker doesn’t have much in common with rapper Master P. But Panicker says never to judge a book—or a lawyer—by its cover, because he and the artist born Percy Miller go way back. In his late teens and early 20s, Panicker was in a band with friends called Calcutta—the band played […]

Ximena Carreño – Cinemex

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to temporarily close, many were able to pivot. For example, restaurants turned to curbside pickup and doctor’s offices began relying on telehealth. But for companies that provide in person experiences—like movie theaters—all they could do was wait. Such was the case for Cinemex. “The theater world had already been […]

Paola Alvarado Ariza – TIS Productions Colombia and Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Paola Alvarado was in law school, there were no classes she could take on entertainment law.   Few lawyers in Colombia specialize in the area, she says, but she didn’t let that deter her. After specializing in commercial law, she worked for written media before getting into television and audiovisual production.  Alvarado says she’s since […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises Inc.
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– 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.
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.


Spring II 2024



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