Features Region: Canada

Robyn Scott – Fleet Complete

She has to chuckle when reminded of the many old country songs about truckers playing loose with documentation of driving hours and cargo weight. In trucker’s parlance they were called swindle sheets, abuse of which endangered other motorists while making a mess of the roads. But such dubious recordkeeping may become a thing of the […]

Roch Vaillancourt – HEXO Corp

For Roch Vaillancourt, the whole thing felt surreal, even a little insane: trading a beautiful corner suite overlooking Lake Ontario’s boundless blue-gray waters, for a shared office half the size smack in the middle of a dusty construction site. Then again, the alternative had too much potential to pass up. Here, on a nondescript farm […]

Alice Davidson – Mogo

The Department of No. If you’ve ever worked for a corporate legal division, or so much as shared the same building, chances are you’ve heard the adage—that backhanded nod to the legal function’s joyless, fundamentally defensive posture. Truth be told, no is a word Alice Davidson is more than happy to use. So long as […]

Deborah Greenberg — Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

It was a high-stakes program that Deborah Greenberg’s employer was embarking upon last year, just prior to bringing her aboard as chief legal officer and corporate secretary of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC). With the backing of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada’s self-sustained national housing agency was committing to a 10-year, $40 billion […]

Catherine Ross – The ALDO Group

Catherine Ross had most bases covered in 1995 when preparing to interview at the Montreal law firm of Phillips & Vineberg for her post-graduate, pre-bar training, having just earned her degree from the University of Ottawa. For as Ross explains, she and her mother had gone shopping and bought a spiffy navy suit that called […]

Tim Hutzul – Shawcor

“Like all first generation lawyers, my idea of what it meant to be a lawyer was shaped by popular culture,” Tim Hutzul says. But the reality—although more nuanced and interesting—would make bad TV, he adds with a laugh. Hutzul marvels at where the law has taken him and the opportunities it has presented. “My friends […]

GPD Group

Jackie Bennett may be young for a general counsel, but she got her start in the engineering industry at the far younger age of 10, so she’s never been one to let her freshness hold her back. Bennett’s father was an engineer and, as a kid, she spent her summers at the engineering firm, doing […]

Brian Burke – Calgary Flames

When Brian Burke was a senior at Providence College and captain of the hockey team during the 1976-1977 season, his coach, Lou Lamoriello, called the driven, hard-nosed young man into his office and told him he had to take the upcoming Law School Admission Test. Though an excellent student who would be a Rhodes Scholar […]

Cesar Pereira – OHL NA

Safety and efficiency do not always agree on construction sites, which is one of the reasons attorneys at OHL North America (NA) sometimes put on hardhats and give them a visit. “This is a tough business and all too often, you have the cover-my-ass type of mentality, but you have to create an environment that […]

Michael Bernstein – UBM Americas Inc.

Founded in the United Kingdom in 1918, what is now UBM plc is a business-to-business event planning and media company that works to connect businesses with targeted audiences through live events, press releases and other channels of communication. As head of legal for UBM Americas Inc. UBM plc’s business in North and South America, Michael […]

Testimonials

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.
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.

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