Features Region: Southwest

Ben Nelson – Cresta Fund Management

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Farm waste doesn’t have to be wasteful, not according to Cresta Fund Management and its chief operating officer and general counsel, Ben Nelson. Headquartered in Texas, Cresta invests in sustainable infrastructure for a cleaner future. In short, it’s focused on helping North American companies decrease or eliminate carbon emissions. One way to do that is […]

Bob Craig – Berkeley Research Group

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bob Craig has spent his career as a builder. But he has never wielded a hammer at work, driven a nail at the office or mixed cement. “I build trust, relationships and partnerships,” Craig says. That ability to build has served him well in his role as managing director and associate general counsel for Berkeley […]

Brady Long – Transocean

Est. reading time: 5 mins

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, about 80 percent of the world’s oceans have yet to be explored. But Transocean is more familiar with the other 20 percent than most other companies around the world. So says Brady Long, the company’s executive vice president and general counsel. After all, it’s his job to […]

Brian Vidrik – ABC Fitness Solutions

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Brian Vidrik says the heavy lifting for personal trainers and gym owners isn’t always what’s on the weight rack. Instead, it can be administering memberships. Tasks like billing, promoting and engaging with members can be as difficult as any cross fit regimen—and as important to a business staying healthy. Vidrik is finishing his second year […]

Barry Shulock – TechSource

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Even in the white sands and sagebrush of New Mexico, there are times when the coal fields of southwestern Pennsylvania remain vividly in mind for Barry Shulock. Those fields are where he gained his appreciation and respect for people—and the dignity of a job. As vice president, general counsel and director of human resources for […]

Bass Wallace – TETRA Technologies Inc. and CSI Compressco LP

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While Bass Wallace enjoys a respite from a quarter-century tending to complex in-house law at a couple of Texas-based energy services companies with international operations, he reckons he’ll remain active in the industry. He’s got experience in spades to leverage from TETRA Technologies Inc., the Woodlands company from which he recently retired as senior vice […]

Bruce L. Marshall – AIC Title Service

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ever wanted to own a private jet? Something top of the line like the Learjet 75, sleek and feature packed, a few used models on controller.com that will set you or your company back around $7 million? It might be too pricy for you to own exclusively, but maybe you’ve got a buddy, several or […]

Bobbie K. Risner – Garner Environmental Services Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Her early career spent in family law, Bobbie K. Risner may find its lessons ever applicable as she goes about her responsibilities of the past 18 years as general counsel of Garner Environmental Services Inc. in Deer Park, Texas. Garner being one of the nation’s most sought-after companies when it comes to disaster remediation, Risner’s […]

Bob Robinson – RMG Networks

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Bob Robinson’s first appointment to a legal role was unceremonious. While an officer in the United States Navy, he once mentioned a passing interest in attending law school. When his commanding officer heard this, he simply handed Robinson the role of legal officer. As he was already an anti-submarine warfare and nuclear weapons officer, the […]


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.
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.
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.


Fall I 2023



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