Features Region: Global

Lucia Villamil Mariatti – Roche

Growing up in Uruguay, Lucia Villamil Mariatti wasn’t sure which education path would lead to her true passion. It wasn’t until matriculating as a law student and discovering administrative law that she realized what she was passionate about: fostering ethics and humanity within the business world. The subject “motivated me because it goes towards the […]

Michael Novak – SCD

As a paratrooper in the Israeli military, Michael Novak had no qualms about leaping out of planes at 13,000 feet. Maybe it was the fearlessness that only an 18-year-old could possess or the beauty of the experience itself: freefalling quietly through the sky, time itself seeming to stand still. Whatever the attraction, there’s nothing like […]

Nitzan Hadad – Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Nitzan Hadad knows something about creativity. He uses it when guiding his three sons through the intricacies of pitching a tent on fishing trips. He used creativity to shepherd 60 troubled youth through tough times at an Israeli boarding school, and he applies it every day to Teva’s broad legal terrain. “Creativity is important in […]

Fritz Fiethen – Acino International AG

A lawyer-to-be may derive inspiration from many sources, be they genuine or celluloid. Fritz Fiethen might only have been 10 or 12 when he became intrigued with the 1990 legal drama “Presumed Innocent,” starring Harrison Ford as a very compromised prosecutor named Rusty Sabich, but it made quite an impact on his young mind. It […]

Jordan Kanfer — NTT America

As a teenager growing up in Georgia, Jordan Kanfer became enamored with the bourgeoning indie music of nearby Athens, where bands like R.E.M. and The B-52’s were fusing seemingly disparate sonic elements to create a fresh, exciting sound. Thirty years later, the occasionally guitar-wielding Kanfer laments having never quite made it to rock ‘n roll […]

GC Erin Bagley puts the “cover” in Coverys

Amidst the cacophony of the national health insurance debate—over who pays what and how; and of when liability comes into play—one voice always seems drowned in the din: that of practitioners providing the care. It’s a conundrum Erin Bagley knows only too well. As general counsel for Coverys, a medical professional liability insurer headquartered in […]

Ido Warshavski – Lumenis

It’s an image at once historic and haunting: a nine-year-old Vietnamese girl, naked and screaming in the street, black smoke billowing in the background. To many, Nick Ut’s Pulitzer-winning photo, taken in 1972 near a small Vietnamese village, about 25 miles northwest of Saigon, is a timeless token to the horrors of war. But for […]

Alejandra Castro – Bayer Corporation

When discussing what inspired them to choose their profession or specialty, most lawyers will cite a famous TV or film attorney, or perhaps a parent or relative who practiced law. For Alejandra Castro, it was a poet, and that poet was her. “When I was writing poetry, I became interested in the rights of creation, […]

Sean Hughes — Tabcorp

In Australia, the first Tuesday of every November is the Melbourne Cup, the most prestigious thoroughbred horse race in the country and a nationwide tradition since 1861. In 2017, it was also the day that Vanguard spoke with attorney Sean Hughes of Tabcorp, a major sponsor of the Melbourne Cup carnival and one of the […]

Leading by Empowerment, Teamwork and Trust

A young lawyer with expertise in international finance, Andreas Bohrer raised some eyebrows among his colleagues when he transitioned from regional general counsel of the Swiss bank UBS to a position with the Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis in 2010. “I was going from private wealth to private health,” is how the now 49-year-old Bohrer sums […]

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