Features Region: West

Annie McGuire – Veracyte Inc.

Meditation, a cup of coffee, studying martial arts—people have many ways to tackle stress and find the courage to conquer obstacles at work and in life. Annie McGuire just looks down at her left forearm. Inked in her forearm is a quote from French-Cuban-American writer Anais Nin: “Life expands or contracts in proportion to one’s […]

Shelley Hall – NetBrain Technologies

When NetBrain Technologies wanted to improve its products and customer experience, the company needed an executive to lead the development of a customer advisory board. Shelley Hall, NetBrain’s new senior vice president and general counsel, stepped up. While unconventional for an attorney to lead a customer-facing initiative, she says it was “an opportunity to work […]

Sara Vogt-Lowell – American Homes 4 Rent

A first generation American with Korean parents, Sara Vogt-Lowell and her mother moved apartments often as they sought better school districts and neighborhoods. But they never had the chance to move into a house, so a backyard and pets weren’t possible. Now, as chief legal officer for American Homes 4 Rent, Vogt-Lowell is helping working families […]

Walter T. Featherly – Calista Corp.

It’s quite the unique “B Corp meets self-determination” business model that Calista Corporation operates under, and it’ll likely be the subject of continued confusion and controversy. But at least something was cleared up in June 2021: For federal pandemic relief, this Alaska Native company indeed meets the definition of Indian tribe, as do the 11 […]

Karen Sanford – Alterra Mountain Company

The Great Divide usually refers to the Rocky Mountains, but it could just as easily apply to those who do and do not enjoy its fabled heights. People of color, as well as many other historically underserved groups, have not always had the same opportunities to experience the slopes, raft the rivers or even hike […]

Albert Nicholson – loanDepot

Albert Nicholson never aspired to be an attorney, let alone practice law while earning his bachelor’s degree in mass and organizational communications studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. However, when he took a required course in the legal process, his interest in law was piqued. Then, when he was exposed to labor and […]

Albert Harnois Jr. – Marvell Technology

As much as Albert Harnois Jr. likes to seek knowledge, he also appreciates uncertainty and the opportunities it offers. He credits his ability to adapt with helping him advance in his career, whether in the field of engineering, technology or law. Or in all three at once as his current role entails. “I’ve always been […]

Cherise Latortue – Flynn Restaurant Group

In May 2019, Cherise Latortue accepted her first in-house counsel role at the Flynn Restaurant Group, a franchisee whose properties include well-recognized brands like Arby’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Wendy’s, Applebee’s and Panera Bread. While it’s been a drastic change from working at law firms for nearly a decade, Latortue says she’s enjoyed plying her […]

Rob Calico – Arm

Rob Calico, vice president for intellectual property and litigation at Arm, concedes that a lot of people don’t know what his employer does—even though it’s work impacts their lives daily. Arm’s semiconductor technology is needed for everything from surfing the web to texting a cute puppy pic, and its designs are used in health care, […]

Kyle Chin – Proofpoint

When Kyle Chin is cooking, he doesn’t follow step-by-step instructions. Instead, he follows his instincts and curiosity, adding in Asian spices and ingredients as he sees fit. For example, when cooking Spam—a favorite in his mom’s home state of Hawaii—he’ll add homemade teriyaki sauce, Japanese furikake seasoning and Tapatío hot sauce to create a distinctly […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.

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