Features Region: West

Jonathan Feldman – Rubicon Project

While Jonathan Feldman is in the process of working himself out of an enviable position, he doesn’t take it personally. It’s just an inherent risk an in-house lawyer assumes in an economy where mergers and acquisitions—and the ensuing personnel changes—are facts of business life, he says. Such are the consequences of the April 1 merger […]

John G. Saia – WageWorks

He essentially worked his way out of a desirable position, even hastening his departure, by streamlining the process that resulted in WageWorks being absorbed last summer by HealthEquity Inc., which is headquartered in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, Utah. John G. Saia remains anchored in the Bay Area where many professional opportunities would […]

Joseph Schohl – Radiology Partners

Should you ever see a radiologist from Radiology Partners in action—say, reviewing an MRI on an injured knee or an abdominal CT scan from an emergency room visit—one of the first things you’d notice is the number of screens. To the untrained eye, it all seems a bit confusing; a mishmash of images and charts. […]

Judith Schvimmer – Lagunitas Brewing Co.

It is indeed the wild west for the nascent cannabis industry, especially when alcohol is in the mix. A left coast brewery with something of an outlaw heritage would seem right at home. Which seems to describe the Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, California. Only what passed for its outlaw days now seems, well, if […]

Joe Moschella – Jukin Media Inc.

Sadder but wiser? Well Tori Locklear never seemed that devastated—just bemused—back in 2012 when the then-precocious 13-year-old attempted an online hair-care tutorial and accidentally burned off much of the right side of her locks with a curling wand. Seven years and more than 52 million views later, Locklear continues to take it in the best […]

Jay Kotzker – Kotzker Law Group

Judging by myriad cable news segments and glossy magazine spreads, it’s clear that the country’s marijuana trade isn’t burning out anytime soon. If the hot headlines aren’t enough, some simple statistics should suffice: According to research firm The Arcview Group, legal cannabis is now the fastest-growing industry—and job market—in the U.S. And yet, key legal […]

Jeremy Livianu – Establishment Labs

The ringing of the Nasdaq bell was preceded by a phone call to Establishment Labs by Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado Quesada last July 18. For this was a landmark moment; the Costa Rican company qualified for an initial public offering on an American stock exchange, its shares going for $26.60 and since holding fairly […]

John Wicks – 5.11 Tactical

The emails come in at all hours: another country, another sighting. Now it’s up to Wicks to decide how to proceed. Assuming the intel is good, and the potential benefits outweigh the costs, he’ll give the green light. The warehouse raid is on. It sounds like the stuff of a Hollywood potboiler. Only, the contraband […]

Judith Cahan Lajoie

How does Judith Lajoie find success as a real estate and financial attorney working in a white, male-dominated profession? By blending her unique combination of intellectual and creative talents. Don’t worry though. Lajoie manages to lighten the mood by mixing in a sense of fun, as well as her favorite pastime outside of work—tap dancing. […]

Jenny Wang – MerchSource/ThreeSixty Group

For generations of kids and kids-at-heart, the name conjures up instant memories of giant plush bears and light-up keyboards played with dancing feet—Tom Hanks’ iconic scene in “Big” foremost among them. So, when iconic toymaker FAO Schwarz launched a new flagship retail space in Rockefeller Plaza this past November, three years after closing its original […]

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.
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.
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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