Features Region: West

Arun Kurichety – KushCo Holdings

The wave of cannabis legalization is building, and Arun Kurichety is ready to ride it as the executive vice president and general counsel for KushCo Holdings. “This is a unique industry and its challenges are wholly different from other industries, but it is exciting to see the changes and developments over the years as legalization […]

Mike Johnson – DigiCert Inc.

Sometimes the minnow swallows the whale. Metaphorically that is, which was the case in 2017 when DigiCert Inc. absorbed a couple of segments of a company four times its size. Quite the complex transaction with minimal indigestion, says Mike Johnson, the general counsel and corporate secretary who had come aboard one year earlier. At that […]

Vanessa Walton – InnovAge

The van pulls into the driveway at 8:00 a.m.—right on time. The driver then shuttles you to a clinic in your community. After a routine checkup, it’s time for lunch, followed by a few hours of bridge—all in the same facility. By 4:00 p.m., you’re back home getting ready for tonight’s family dinner. It’s a […]

Kenton Erwin – VTech Communications

On a steep, south-facing slope beyond an earth-sheltered farmhouse in western Washington state, Kenton Erwin tends modern grape varieties with names such as “Cayuga,” “Leon Millot” and “Monastery Muscat.” He then uses these newer strains of grapes—known for their disease-resistance, earlier ripening, sustainability and richer flavor profiles—to craft a range of white, red, rose and […]

Matthew D. Vandermyde – Ten-X Commercial

Facilitating online real estate sales is a far cry from Vandermyde’s early days of working on national land reform in Honduras. There, he says, property transactions were disorganized and often involved extortion, lawsuits—and even murder. The stakes are not as grim these days, but he says the importance of transparency and certainty in real estate […]

George Milionis – Petersen-Dean Inc.

He couldn’t be too specific because negotiations were still in progress, but George Milionis anticipates that in fairly short order Petersen-Dean, Inc. may expand operations into an eighth state. General counsel and corporate secretary since 2015, Milionis has helped enhance his employer’s status as one of the nation’s preeminent roofing, solar and home energy contractors. […]

Karen Bechtold – Teva Pharmaceuticals

Pushing the boundaries of where science meets law makes for some interesting days for patent attorney Karen Bechtold at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Take, for example, one of Teva’s applications tentatively approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Parkinson’s Disease. It details a system for delivering a generic medication through the skin rather than by […]

Oyango A. Snell – Western States Petroleum Association

No one need remind Oyango A. Snell of the sensitive nature of his employer, headquartered in the bluest of states. For common ground can be hard to find between the Western States Petroleum Association and the legislative and regulatory bodies in California, as well as the four other states where WSPA has a presence: Arizona, […]

Tyler Browning – ERI

It’s like a modern-day archaeological dig, a time capsule, with piles of trashed TVs in their ‘70s wooden consoles, discarded cell phones, funky VHS tapes and recorders, electronic gadgets from years gone by, and data containing devices from all walks of life—all can be found at ERI’s eight recycling facilities located around the country. For […]

Shawn Cheadle – Lockheed Martin Space

To the skeptics—not to mention the cynics—Space Force may have seemed a George Lucas-esque fantasy when the White House, earlier this year, commissioned a sixth branch of the armed forces within the Air Force that, if need be, could take the fight to higher and higher altitudes. But nothing sounded too pie-in-the-sky to the companies […]

Testimonials

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.

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