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Agenor Correa — Panama Canal Authority

For nearly ten years, government officials, construction companies and laborers worked to expand and improve the Panama Canal by making even more passable the 48 miles of manmade lakes, locks and infrastructure essential to the international transport of goods between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The major improvements included the addition of a third set […]

American Council of Engineering Companies

Design professionals applauded a ruling earlier this year, by the Maryland Court of Appeals, upholding a lower court ruling protecting a company against claims for purely economic damages by a contractor with whom it did not have a contractual agreement. This principle, known as the Economic Loss Rule or the Economic Loss Doctrine, was championed […]

CONSOL Energy Inc.

After more than 150 years of operating as a coal mining company, in July 2017, CONSOL filed a Form 10 with the SEC to spin off its coal assets, retaining control of its natural gas business. Done for a host of reasons, the move was ultimately made to strengthen both divisions by allowing each to […]

Chicago State University

In 2014, when Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner slashed funding for the state’s public colleges and universities, Chicago State University (CSU), which serves approximately 7,000 students, primarily from the city’s South Side, found itself on the brink of closure. In an attempt to keep the university’s doors open, Patrick Cage found himself in the unenviable position […]

Building a legal career in construction and engineering

Ask a lawyer, especially a young one, what’s the biggest headache to working at a firm, and the answer may well be the pressure from above to rack up 2,000 billable hours in the course of a year. The overhead at the professional associations tends to be huge, and so the high-handed ideals that might […]

Joe Slavens – Northwest Bank & Trust Company

In 1988, when Joe Slavens joined the family business, Northwest Bank and & Trust Company, there were more than 15,000 small, community banks in the U.S. Today, Slavens estimates there are closer to 5,000. Since Slavens joined, Northwest Bank & Trust Company has gone through a labyrinth of challenges in order to survive and serve […]

Sonny Cave – ON Semiconductor Corporation

Nothing moves faster than technology, but geopolitics is picking up speed. In today’s world, a tweet by President Trump can cause a company’s stock to jump or plummet. A trade agreement can change everything. An executive order can leave employees stranded. Global companies, then, would be wise to do as Sonny Cave has done. Cave […]

Todd Hanna – Sovos Compliance

Todd Hanna is as good a salesman as he is a lawyer, and he’s a damn good lawyer. When his company, Sovos Compliance, came to a roadblock while negotiating with a new customer, a large shoe company, Hanna went online and ordered a pair of their shoes. “After I made my pitch for them to […]

Denelle J. Waynick – UCB Inc.

This past year, Denelle J. Waynick was at a conference when a woman she worked with 17 years earlier approached her. This fellow attorney recounted how, when she found herself pregnant and about to become a single parent, her initial reaction was apprehension. She feared her law firm’s reaction and even considered foregoing taking the […]

Tina R. Patel – Irving Independent School District

Ask Tina R. Patel who her clients are and she’ll tell you “the kids,” all 35,000 of them. Then, she’ll pause, take a breath, and list all her other clients: the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jose L. Parra; the board of trustees, the campus principals, the teachers and the executive cabinet. Patel is the chief […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.

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