Features Region: Southwest

Paul Bennett – Landmark Dividend LLC  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Paul Bennett, the deputy general counsel at Landmark Dividend LLC, has been an important force in steering the company’s growth through strategic acquisitions. Joining Landmark in 2014 as the corporate counsel for their acquisition team, he found himself immersed in a high-volume environment, primarily involved in telecom and billboard acquisitions.  In his current role, Bennett […]

Mark Kokes – Adeia 

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The intellectual property (IP) community has always been central to today’s innovation society. As the pace of innovation accelerates, especially with the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) in general—and generative AI (GenAI) in particular—it will be essential for IP professionals and organizations to adopt new strategies and operational paradigms created by the rapid proliferation of […]

Leslie Shaunty – Skyward Specialty Insurance 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Learning on the fly is essential when an insurance company delves into new areas. Fortunately for Skyward Specialty Insurance Group, Inc., General Counsel Leslie Shaunty relishes self-education and learning by doing, which is critical for a company that innovates and creates solutions for niche markets.  So, when the Houston-headquartered specialty carrier wanted to enter the […]

Erin Kearney – Texas Rangers 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Erin Kearney has never struck out an All-Star center fielder with two runners on base in the last inning of a playoff game. She has never driven in a clutch run, with her team trailing in the late innings. And she has never turned a crucial double play to preserve a victory. But that doesn’t […]

Elizabeth A. Moreno – Genome Medical  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Preventive care is most effective when starting early. Identifying someone’s risk for cancer or other medical conditions before onset allows them to make informed decisions for treatment and therapy.  So explains Elizabeth A. Moreno, whose responsibilities include negotiating partnerships between Genome Medical and the health systems, diagnostic labs and biopharma organizations it serves. Her employer […]

Jason Karp – Affinaquest

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though the University of South Carolina football team didn’t compete for the national title this past fall, the Gamecocks did well at the gate and merchandise counter. With much credit due to its five-year partnership with Affinaquest, the university acquired 4,500-plus new ticket buyers and more than 800 new donors, enhancing its bottom line by […]

Chad V. Seely – ERCOT

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The winter storm that swept across the U.S. and portions of Mexico and Canada over four days in mid-February 2021 was named Uri. It could just have easily been named Havoc. The snow and ice that blanketed the ground were followed by a deep freeze rarely seen or experienced in the South and Southwest, closing […]

Adriana Boudreaux – SitusAMC Holdings

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Adriana Boudreaux is quick to point out how her company, SitusAMC, provides comprehensive real estate finance services rarely offered by one company. “We provide services in every step in the life cycle of commercial and residential real estate lending,” she says. SitusAMC’s services begin with the due diligence and underwriting for lenders in support of […]

Jeff Miller – Haskell

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As Jeff Miller’s children were growing up, he liked to ask them about their career aspirations. Not just “What do you want to be when you grow up?” but “What’s your plan to become what you want to be?” too. It’s a sage approach to help anyone understand the work and sacrifice they’ll need to […]

Jared Wood – Sellmark Corp.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With its wide array of accessories and equipment, such as thermal and night vision technology, daytime optics, tripods, laser sights, flashlights and ballistic protection products, Sellmark Corp. helps hunters and outdoor enthusiasts make the most of their days spent in tree stands, out in the field or on the shooting range. To help demonstrate how […]


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.
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.


Spring I 2024



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