Features Region: West

Hailey You – Gluwa

She has a fascination with the more unconventional, even mysterious industries. It’s one of many traits that seem to set Hailey You apart from most lawyers, be they in private practice or in-house. Hence, the San Francisco-based startup for which she became the first general counsel this past February. That’s Gluwa, a blockchain-powered platform built […]

Saygus

He’s an innovator by trade and a visionary by philosophy, but Chad Sayers—unlike the other folks profiled in Vanguard—is no lawyer. Having never completed his undergrad studies at Dixie College, the only diploma Sayers can claim is from the school of hard knocks. But it’s there where the energetic and sometimes eccentric man thinks he […]

Daniel Malech – Plenty

Ask any general counsel or legal director what they love most about their job, and certain refrains are likely to follow. It’s the sheer scope of the work, they might say—how no two days are ever the same. Or the people they work with. Or the pride of contributing to something bigger, a mission. Dan […]

Todd McTavish – NYX Gaming Group

The instant he read the Google alert, general counsel Todd McTavish knew his career—and the industry that nurtured it—would never be the same. In a 6-3 decision announced on May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively paved the way for U.S. states to legalize sports gambling,  bringing one of the country’s largest underground businesses—which some […]

Duane Valz – Zymergen Inc.

For Duane Valz, being the general counsel of Zymergen—a company on the cutting edge of bioengineering—is hardly a step backward from leading IP initiatives for Google, a role that included overseeing some of the most influential patent transactions in the technology sector—period. Granted, it’s a very different type of company whose legal operations he now […]

Rosanna Marrero Neagle – Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream/Nespresso USA

By 2009, two years into her role as general counsel for Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream/Nespresso USA, Rosanna Marrero Neagle felt as if things were beginning to settle. The flood of paperwork and internal policy tweaks stemming from the 2006 Dreyer’s acquisition had slowed to a manageable flow; the late hours and weekend work, replaced by […]

Wylie Strout – Laserfiche

A generalist with a knack for adjusting to changes in the marketplace, Wylie Strout was putting both of those attributes into practice in early April, while taking time to chat with Vanguard. Her employer, the Long Beach, California-based Laserfiche, is noted for being ahead of the high-tech curve when it comes to providing the safe […]

Tammy Brandt – Dreamscape Immersive

With her crew’s interplanetary spacecraft safely landed, Tammy Brandt grabs a flashlight and points it towards the strange flora in front of her. A friendly-seeming amphibian—a kind of cat-frog hybrid—emerges from the shadows. Minutes later, a herd of massive dinosaurs passes by in the distance, right before a terrifying, toothed-and-clawed creature, eyes aglow and eager […]

Gonzalo Ruiz San Sebastián

After more than a couple of decades of high-profile in-house legal roles at The Coca-Cola Company and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Gonzalo Ruiz has been pondering what will happen in the second half of his professional life. The affable and well-spoken man recently moved to San Mateo, California, with his wife Claudia and their three children […]

Sabiha Chunawala – Juniper Networks Inc.

In retrospect it was a lucky break. Fresh out of the University of Miami School of Law in 1997, with a rich background in criminal justice, Sabiha Chunawala expected to be a prosecutor in Northern California, only to find that the district attorneys’ offices had a hiring freeze with no thaw imminent. But Chunawala, a […]

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