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Sarah Brooks – CRH Americas

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Just like a building needs a solid foundation to weather the years, every company of a certain size needs a legal department to underlie its operations. This is especially true if the company is large and growing, says Sarah Brooks, associate general counsel at CRH Americas. “At CRH, we never stood still, even when much […]

Sarah Litchney – NTT Global Data Centers

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In the past few years, the worldwide growth in the data center industry has been a boon to companies like NTT Global Data Centers. That means the organization needs people like Assistant General Counsel Sarah Litchney, whose responsibilities include the constant review and revision of legal contracts related to the construction of on-the-ground clouds. NTT […]

Emily Kay Ergang Pappas – Alter Domus

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The need for efficiency is at a premium at Alter Domus in Chicago. The legal staff of the company’s North American wing have been integrating three fairly recent acquisitions with a fourth, Solvas, just added to the fold. Alter Domus, headquartered in Luxembourg, is a specialist fund administrator to the alternative investment industry. With all […]

Lisa Schroeder and Suzanne Flaton-Origenes – BASF

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Chemists think like chemists. So says Lisa Schroeder, adding “that’s what brings out the best of those who work in BASF’s laboratories.” But in an increasingly digital world, chemists may not appreciate opportunities to secure patent protection in the digital space. This being a rather nascent area, Schroeder aids their cause as associate general counsel […]

Christine Arruda – Bridgehouse Asset Managers

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Brandes Investment Partners changed its business model in 2013, company leaders knew they needed to hire someone to build a legal function that could support it. With a legal and business background, as well as experience working in investment management, Christine Arruda developed a legal strategy for the firm’s Canadian operations, Bridgehouse Asset Managers. […]

Jonathan Abikhzer – Nestlé Health Science

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Nestlé Health Science bought Atrium Innovations for $2.3 billion in 2018, it added supplement lines to its product portfolio including Garden of Life and Pure Encapsulations—along with about 1,200 employees globally. Jonathan Abikhzer was one of those employees. As associate general counsel for Atrium Innovations, he provided legal support and guidance for the acquisition, […]

Doug Taylor – Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Whether he’ll be on the job in 20 years to participate in the ribbon-cutting, Doug Taylor can’t say. But he can say that in his five years with Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization, much has been done as the company proceeds with a national plan for a deep geological repository to safely isolate and store […]

Mario Buckley – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, wasn’t founded to study simple things. For more than a decade, the graduate university has been a research center for developing technological and scientific innovations. Researchers here have also focused on solutions to providing food, water and energy while sustaining the environment. As […]

Anne Thériault – Coveo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Anne Thériault started at Coveo in 2014, it was a technology startup less than a decade old. Now, several years later, the company has gone public. “We’re now in the major leagues,” she says. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s exciting.” As the company’s vice president of legal, Thériault helped prepare the […]

Jocelyn Lafond – Theratechnologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Jocelyn Lafond, the best part of being an in-house counsel is not only helping Theratechnologies grow, but knowing that his work also helps patients. As a business partner, he directs his team to balance risks in activities such as research, development and the commercialization of the company’s products. “Living in the business on a […]


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.
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.


Spring IV 2024



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