Features Environmental

Ricky Fong – Terraformation 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Ricky Fong, the general counsel at Terraformation, is important in advancing the company’s mission of reforesting the planet to enhance its carbon capture capacity. While forestry experts and operators focus on assessing sites and developing biodiverse native forests, Fong oversees the legal aspects, ensuring compliance and facilitating partnerships across Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia.  […]

Mary Wheeler – Regions Bank

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Mary Wheeler creates a report at Regions Bank, she goes beyond including all the necessary information. She ensures the reports, many of which are for the bank’s environmental, social and governance initiatives, are accessible to shareholders, customers, associates and the community at large. This means ensuring the language is clear, the reports are visually […]

Lori E. Sanders – DuPont de Nemours Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being an environmental fact-finder had its moments. It just wasn’t so rewarding in a tangible sense. So explains Lori E. Sanders, who spent most of her 20s gathering facts as an environmental scientist in Greater Philadelphia, often for lawyer clients who would apply her findings toward due diligence on property matters. Sometimes it was about […]

Jason Dubchak – Rockpoint Gas Storage

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the world moves away from fossil fuels, blending hydrogen with natural gas is a possible solution for countries, industries and individuals looking to reduce their carbon footprints—and Jason Dubchak is right in the thick of it as general counsel for Rockpoint Gas Storage. Recently, Dubchak and Rockpoint’s CEO, Toby McKenna, sat down with Vanguard […]

John Marner – Canadian Solar

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Prior to joining Canadian Solar, John Marner didn’t know much about solar energy. Despite this, he soon became the company’s first lawyer to oversee the development, construction and sale of solar farms. In the 11 years since then, he’s rolled out the solar farm business globally, which has allowed Canadian Solar’s manufacturing arm to grow […]

Mark Stipe – OMNI Environmental Solutions

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As he manages legal affairs at OMNI Environmental Solutions, Mark Stipe says his work is about more than just helping the company grow in the energy sector. Stipe wants the company to RISE, adhering to standards of respect, integrity, safety and excellence as OMNI provides waste and water management services to energy producers throughout the […]

Siddhartha M. Venkatesan – Komline-Sanderson

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was an energizing experience, Siddhartha M. Venkatesan recalls with a good-natured laugh. After all, it’s a rare thing for a 40-something family man—already well accomplished and with a high-profile position at a demanding company—to enroll in an MBA program. But earlier this summer the now 42-year-old Venkatesan earned that honor from the prestigious Wharton […]

Alvaro Gómez- Godoy – Grupo Rotoplas

Est. reading time: 6 mins

It’s not something many Americans have to worry about, putting plastic containers on rooftops to ensure a reliable and constant supply of water. But to Alvaro Gómez-Godoy, and many people in Mexico City and throughout Latin America, its commonplace. That’s what makes his work as general counsel and compliance officer at Mexico City-based Grupo Rotoplas—a […]

Salvo Vitale – US Wind

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Out beyond the breakers, the 32 turbine towers will be sunk nearly 100 feet below the ocean floor and will rise above the water to the height of a 49-story building. The turbines and slow-spinning blades are part of the first Maryland Offshore Wind Project, built to power the state with renewable wind energy projected […]


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.
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.


Summer I 2024



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