Features Region: West

Shannon Castellani – Age of Learning

When she got the opportunity to interview for a new position at Age of Learning, the parent company behind the popular ABCmouse and Adventure Academy children’s education platforms, Shannon Castellani sought insight on the product from an expert: her son. “He was around four at the time, and I wanted to know if the product […]

Stephanie Westermeier – Trinity Health

In these days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stephanie Westermeier doesn’t have to look far to see the devastating impact of coronavirus—both at work and at home. As the general counsel at the Boise, Idaho-based Saint Alphonsus Health System—a subsidiary of Michigan-based Trinity Health, the third largest healthcare system in the country—Westermeier says the influx of […]

Shawnte Mitchell – Zogenix

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare, that feeling of helplessness seeing a child in their first year of life being struck with increasingly severe seizures that can lead to frequent emergency room visits, hospital stays, cognitive impairment, behavioral disorders and motor disabilities—even an increased risk of sudden death. Such is the medical and social gravity of […]

Steve Rinkle – PRS

This could be his home someday, an innovative and amenity-rich senior community taking shape at Arizona State University that, upon its expected opening later this year, could serve as a template for other campuses. But at least for the foreseeable future, the 60-something Steve Rinkle will be quite happy in his home on the wild […]

Scott Summers – Veeva

It’s a long way from small-town Kentucky to offices in Belarus, but Scott Summers has made the journey—with stops in Arkansas, Minnesota, Paris and Barcelona along the way. Now the associate general counsel for cloud computing giant Veeva, Summers is the sole attorney handling employment and labor matters. And as the company quickly assumes global […]

Scott Laughlin – Plaza Home Mortgage

It’s easy enough to advise people to expect the unexpected. Scott Laughlin put those words into action at Plaza Home Mortgage—even though the unexpected was beyond anything he’d ever imagined. As Plaza’s Senior Corporate Counsel and CISO Laughlin focused on security first, after joining the company in October 2015, merging his legal and technology expertise […]

Sean Sullivan – Duckhorn Portfolio

Ensuring employee safety and keeping the business running—these two goals need not be mutually exclusive. After all, ensuring employee safety is good business. It’s just that for much of this year COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges to both goals for many industries. And this includes winemaking, an essential industry with elements of farming, production, sales […]

Serge Sinanian – Sinanian Development Inc.

Details, details, details—with a potential deal-breaking devil lurking in each. Such is often the case when a company takes on design-build responsibilities for a massive public sector project. Take the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies, a magnet public school in the Los Angeles County community of Reseda. Ranked among the nation’s best and most […]

Su-Jin Lee – POPSUGAR

This past summer, more than 15,000 people gathered in New York City for the second annual POPSUGAR Play/Ground festival. Over a two-day period, attendees enjoyed an interview with Chrissy Teigen with a surprise visit from her daughter Luna; workouts with Tone It Up’s Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott; live podcasts by author Alisa Vitti; a […]

Shawnte Mitchell – Aptevo Therapeutics

Will the data provide strong, tangible results or prove inconclusive? Will patients feel positive, negative or no side effects? And, most essentially, will the new therapies serve as a cure for the insidious disease that is cancer? Right now is a critical time for Aptevo Therapeutics and its several oncology therapies. With many potential treatments […]

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.
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.
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.

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