Features Region: Southeast

Caroline Miller Oyler – Papa John’s International

She wishes the company’s recent growth wasn’t partially the result of a pandemic that’s closed so many sit-down restaurants, but the market for takeout pizza has been especially productive for Papa John’s International. The now Louisville- and Atlanta-headquartered delivery restaurant chain hired more than 20,000 new employees last year and had a record 2020 in […]

Veronica Torres – Comscore

Veronica Torres has always wanted to be a lawyer who helps people, but it didn’t happen how she thought it would. When she was in law school, she worked in immigration law and with survivors of domestic violence, and while both areas were rewarding, she knew neither was the right fit. Nonetheless, the experiences confirmed […]

Kenneth M. Walker II – Shelby County Schools

In 2020, the stage was set in the midst of a pandemic for Shelby County Schools to have its own version of “Mission: Impossible.” In administering one of the largest public school districts in the country—with 95,000 students—the Shelby County Board of Education had to find the same number of computer devices to enable remote […]

Allison Purmort – Southwest Foodservice Excellence

Many factors influence children’s ability to learn from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. They need reliable tools and resources, like laptops and a strong internet connection, as well as an environment that offers support without distraction. And to concentrate, they can’t be hungry. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 20 million students […]

Jordan Carpenter – Artisent Floors

For Jordan Carpenter, uniformity and order are ways of life—beginning with his daily 5:30 a.m. workout with F3, the peer-led fitness organization on whose leadership team he now sits. Depending on the day, he might do situps or pushups, pullups or burpees. Whatever the routine, his experience as an Army psychological operations specialist in Afghanistan […]

Ashwin Krishnan – Miami Marlins

In-house sports law, now that’s a tough field for anyone to make the cut. There are so few positions to begin with, and so many young lawyers looking to go that route. And the few who get there? They’ve usually prepared early, aggressively pursuing any “in” during law school or even undergrad, but still having […]

Mark Vane – GEODIS

Even before COVID-19, e-commerce was giving retail shopping a run for its money. It has since become exponentially more popular, increasing on a 15-year scale since the pandemic’s outbreak in the first quarter of 2020. So says an in-house lawyer well-versed in the details. As Mark Vane told Vanguard in February, many people have been […]

Spiro Fotopoulos – Cognosante

Just like the solutions Cognosante provides to its customers, there’s always been a sense of controlled chaos for the company’s lean legal department. There are so many factors beyond the direct control of this unique firm providing innovative and transformative solutions to federal, state and local governments. And has that ever been true in the […]

Jefferson V. Wright – Telos Corporation

Quite the unique employer, Jefferson V. Wright used to say about Telos Corp., the cybersecurity and info security company where he’s been general counsel and executive vice president since 2012. Clients include some of the most security-conscious organizations, among them the Pentagon, intelligence agencies, Homeland Security, the FBI and State Department, as well as large […]

David Onuscheck

After spending 30 years as an integral member of the legal staff at ABB, a Swiss-based provider of power, robotics and automation, David Onuscheck says there won’t be a 31st. But that doesn’t mean his journey is over. In 2020, nearly a decade into his role as general counsel and head of integrity for ABB’s […]

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.

LATEST EDITION

Spring III 2021

READ NOW

GET VANGUARD IN YOUR INBOX.

  • * We’ll never share your email or info with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.