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Don Eng – Save-on-Foods / Pattison Food Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Don Eng daydreamed at his supermarket job while in high school and college, it wasn’t about managing legal affairs in the grocery industry someday. He planned to become a mechanic and was thinking about carburetors, transmissions, brakes and used car parts. Then one day after work, Eng came home to find a letter saying […]

Terry Roberts – American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When a teenager works at American Eagle Outfitters Inc., they expect certain things: a store discount, new friends and a biweekly paycheck.  Recently, though, retail employees have been given the chance to gain something unexpected: a college scholarship. Made possible through a $5 million endowment from the American Eagle Outfitters Foundation, the scholarships are for […]

Tasha Stringer Grinnell – Neiman Marcus

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was a prophetic moment when, on January 15, 1986, an 11-year-old Tasha Stringer Grinnell stood on the steps of the Hawaiian State Capitol in Honolulu and delivered a heartfelt speech during the first celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. She remembers practicing it for hours, lining up her stuffed animals on the bed […]

Tony Dal Ponte – Pacific Seafood Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s no fish story to say Tony Dal Ponte works in one of the most highly regulated industries in the U.S., or that his compliance net grew with new responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dal Ponte is the general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for Pacific Seafood Group, ranked the world’s 15th largest seafood producer […]

Richard Taylor – Nordic Naturals

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If you ask a group of general counsels about their background, there’s a good chance they all find their way to their current roles the same way. Most cut their teeth at a law firm for a couple of years before making the move in-house. But Richard Taylor became general counsel for Nordic Naturals after […]

Anthony Wilson – Design.ME Hair

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Anthony Wilson didn’t go on a shopping trip for healthy and beauty products in Paraguay because he has exotic tastes.  Wilson ventured south, instead, in search of fake products as general counsel for Moroccanoil. He’s also helped set up sting operations in those regions to protect the company’s brands from infringement and counterfeiting. It was […]

Obedi Neves – Makro

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Don’t tell Obedi Neves that he’s “technically retired.” The legal director for Brazilian-based Makro has been plenty busy. He and his staff not only helped his company become more profitable during a pandemic, but he also wrote an e-book and established a new training company for attorneys. With more than 30 years of experience working […]

Greg Kerr – Wolseley Canada

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It never hurts to retain an outsider’s perspective, even when one is an in-house lawyer. Maybe especially so. So says Greg Kerr who’s held in-house positions with Wolseley Canada since 2013, his most recent promotion being to general counsel and vice president of legal, risk and compliance in July 2019. That’s put him in charge […]

Nadia Jubinville – Goodfood

Est. reading time: 4 mins

During COVID-19, housebound Canadians hankering for ready-to-cook meals inspired found relief just a mouse click away. That is, thanks to Goodfood, an online grocery and home meal kit company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec. Under its business model, customers can subscribe and order fresh food, or savory snacks delivered the same day with no delivery fee […]

Ellen Sheedy – KEEN

Est. reading time: 4 mins

While working as an attorney at Perkins Coie in Portland, Oregon, Ellen Sheedy would often take quick breaks to walk around the neighborhood. During these jaunts, she says she probably passed the global headquarters of footwear company KEEN 1,000 times. Sheedy knew that the company had a long-standing connection to making the outdoors accessible, a passion […]

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.
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.
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.

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