Features Latin America

Fernanda Flores – Sulzer Pumps Mexico and Sulzer Chemtech Mexico

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Fernanda Flores was at her cousin’s wedding when one of her cousin’s classmates approached, swooped her up, gave her a big hug and introduced her to his wife. “She was the one who defended us from the bullies,” he told his wife. “And I really appreciated that she did that for us—she cared about us […]

Natalia Zuluaga Enciso – Ferrero

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Appreciating a piece of chocolate is fairly straightforward: Unwrap, eat and enjoy. Natalia Zuluaga Enciso is attempting to bring this sort of simplicity to all legal matters at Ferrero. She’s been implementing “visual law,” a concept that goes beyond formatting legal documents nicely and using bright colors to highlight important warranties and indemnification clauses in […]

Thiago Iaderoza – Ypê

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Brazil has dealt with its share of high-profile corruption cases, and in 2022, the anticorruption nonprofit Transparency International ranked Brazil 94th on its Corruption Perceptions Index—behind Belarus, Moldova and Colombia—giving it a score of 38 out of 100 based on data from the World Bank and the World Economic Forum. But today, with environmental, social […]

Pamela Meneguetti – Nuvemshop

Est. reading time: 4 mins

In her career, Pamela Meneguetti has worked with clients like Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and Amazon in private practice. She has served as Uber’s head of litigation for Brazil. And she’s contributed to Brazil’s laws governing the internet. Now she’s tackling a new challenge. As general counsel of Nuvemshop (or Tiendanube in Spanish-speaking countries), Meneguetti has […]

Luis Cabrera Urrea – Sandoz

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Luis Cabrera Urrea’s eyes light up when he describes the challenges of his role as legal head for Sandoz Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, an affiliate of the global leader in generic pharmaceuticals. A litigator at heart, Cabrera believes in generics and sees his company’s efforts to make affordable, high-quality drugs available to the […]

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 […]

Raquel Pessanha – Sá Cavalcante

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Sá Cavalcante, a Brazilian holding company with interests in real estate, communication, malls and restaurants, Raquel Pessanha is reimagining how the legal department is viewed internally. As the company’s legal director, her goal is to integrate with the business. She wants her team to not only see problems and potential pitfalls, but to carefully […]

Ana Luiza Franco Forattini – Inter

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Many company leaders say the COVID-19 pandemic has been the biggest challenge they’ve faced the past few years. While Ana Luiza Franco Forattini would agree with this, she’d also mention a challenging transaction she helped lead for Inter. As general counsel and compliance officer, she helped the Brazilian financial company enter the U.S. market and […]

Miguel Angel Morales – Huawei

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Miguel Angel Morales worked for a major auto manufacturer, it was a challenging time for the industry. Toward the end of Morales’ tenure there, auto sales decreased across the sector for the first time since the financial crisis of 2008. As if that weren’t enough, his company’s sales had dropped the year before. Having […]

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 […]


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.


Spring I 2023



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