Features Pharmaceutical

Rafael Del Monte – Takeda 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With his extensive experience and expertise, Rafael del Monte serves as the growth and emerging markets head of tax at Takeda, a leading pharmaceutical company renowned for its commitment to patient-centered healthcare. Drawing on a rich background in tax management and pharmaceuticals, Del Monte brings a unique perspective to his role, understanding that success in […]

Gregory M.C. Orleski – Pharmascience Inc. 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

At the midpoint of his career as a business executive and lawyer immersed in life sciences, there didn’t seem much that Gregory Orleski hadn’t done.   Canadian-born and educated, he had spent around half his working life in his native land and the rest around the world, including in the United States. When he wasn’t applying […]

Essien Udokang – McKesson Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s nothing like being immersed early in the inner workings of a company to make a new legal leader feel welcome. Essien Udokang says that’s how he felt upon joining pharmaceutical giant McKesson Canada in November 2018. He may have even been slightly surprised at how early he was afforded a seat at the proverbial […]

Jonathan Ahuet – Aspen Pharmacare

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a huge region but so far Aspen Pharmacare’s Latin American market share for branded generic and specialty drugs has been primarily Mexico. According to Jonathan Ahuet, that’s changing. “Latin and South America are growing and so are we,” he says from Mexico City. As regional legal director since February 2022, Ahuet immerses in acquisition […]

Deidre Arnold – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Deidre Arnold wanted to bring meaningful change to people’s lives as she grew up in Reading, Massachusetts. For instance, she helped build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic and raised funds for schoolchildren in Rwanda.  “I had always thought my life would center around making impact through nonprofits,” Arnold recalls.  Then her mother shared an […]

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 […]

Dan Lev – Intellia Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ten years ago, genome editing was still science fiction—and often not the good kind. From rogue dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” series to a cancer treatment that became a zombie apocalypse in “I Am Legend,” it was the tool of villains and mad scientists. Not so in reality, and not so today. “It amazes me […]

Corey Biller – Sanofi U.S.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a diversified global healthcare company, Corey Biller’s former employer was constantly addressing critical medical needs. As one of the legal leaders for the North American division of Paris-headquartered pharmaceutical giant Sanofi, Biller made a difference in critical areas. Hired in January 2008 to address both employment and benefits law concerns, Biller also took on […]

Daniela Marino – Knight Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 4 mins

To obtain a driver’s license, applicants must follow rules when driving, such as braking at a red stoplight. Now, imagine that the stoplights constantly change colors and shape, so that drivers may one day need to brake 20 feet behind a neon-purple flashing light installed in the ground. It sounds absurd and confusing, but Daniela […]

Juan Ignacio Zamora Montes de Oca – Roche Pharma

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While Juan Ignacio Zamora Montes de Oca won’t be found in the labs creating new drugs and therapies at Roche, his work overseeing legal and compliance affairs is crucial to the company’s trustworthiness. He ensures that the diagnostic tests and therapies Roche develops to treat cancer, anemia and infectious diseases meet the standards and regulations […]


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.
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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.


Spring III 2024



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