Features Telecommunications

Rob Calico – Arm

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Rob Calico, vice president for intellectual property and litigation at Arm, concedes that a lot of people don’t know what his employer does—even though it’s work impacts their lives daily. Arm’s semiconductor technology is needed for everything from surfing the web to texting a cute puppy pic, and its designs are used in health care, […]

Camilla Tapias – Telefonica Vivo Brazil

Est. reading time: 4 mins

One might think that after near a quarter-century in telecommunications law with several Latin American entities, there wouldn’t be much Camilla Tapias hasn’t seen. “But it changes all the time and there’s no chance to become bored,” Tapias tells Vanguard during a very eventful November from Telefonica Vivo Brazil’s headquarters in Sao Paulo. “We don’t […]

Mathew Beredo – Buckeye Broadband

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Mathew Beredo admits he was skeptical a few years ago when colleagues at Buckeye Broadband floated the idea of providing some Ohioans free internet. Upon further review and the rollout of Freenet in February 2020, he became a convert. His belief was strengthened a month later when  COVID-19 upended life as normal and his employer […]

Rudy Reyes – Verizon

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Rudy Reyes was 16, he received a full scholarship to leave his home in Houston, Texas, to attend Boston’s highly selective Milton Academy boarding school. Although he was initially reluctant to attend, his parents knew it was an opportunity for a young Hispanic student in the 1980s, and they encouraged him to accept the offer. […]

Daniel Tapia – América Móvil

Est. reading time: 3 mins

From bribes to public fraud to extortion, corruption is a growing issue in Latin America. According to the Council on Foreign Relations, the region loses five percent of gross domestic product because of corruption every year. Daniel Tapia is working to change this culture as much as he can. As chief compliance officer at América […]

Josefina Hernandez – American Tower

Est. reading time: 4 mins

You’re living in a remote region of Paraguay and a family member is sick—perhaps with COVID-19—and you need to call an ambulance. Or you need to research symptoms on a smartphone and contact a mother or brother. But you can’t. Cell phone service in parts of this region—as well as in portions of Argentina—is nonexistent, […]

Julia Hanft – Transit Wireless

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being among the countless New York City subway riders who wants to make the most of her time getting from point A to point B, Julia Hanft had taken advantage of Transit Wireless’ offerings long before becoming its first in-house general counsel this past June. A veteran telecommunications lawyer who ran her own firm for […]

Scott Kassman – Neustar Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

No man ever steps into the same river twice. So mused the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, articulating that, just as water flows, so does everything else in this world. That includes the telecommunications industry, which flows faster than just about any enterprise. So when Scott Kassman, who cut his professional teeth on telecommunications law, joined Neustar […]

Pablo Javier Del Pozo – CenturyLink

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Pablo Javier Del Pozo’s legal work in Latin America has three things in common with his favorite German vintage cars, which—if you’re curious—is a tossup between an Audi A4 1.8T Quattro and a BMW 328i xDrive…  Like those autos, his professional responsibilites are  fast and sometimes furious,high-performing  and operating with utmost precision. On the job, […]

Alex Yastremski – DZS

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It was a cutting-edge telecommunications company in every aspect but one, that being its position of in-house legal counsel had gone unfilled for over a decade. Which was becoming an issue as DZS—DASAN Zhone Solutions—sought to expand its global footprint in the fast-evolving and highly competitive industry of designing and manufacturing broadband access technology and […]


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.
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.


Summer I 2022



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