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A conversation with Vice President and General Counsel at Keolis North America
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A conversation with Vice President and General Counsel at Keolis North America

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    Keolis North America is a leading provider of passenger transportation services throughout the U.S. and Canada. It aims to connect its users to the people and places that matter. Keolis North America is part of the Keolis Group, a company worth billions of dollars that offers more than just public transportation. 

    Recently we talked to Tavares Brewington, Vice President and General Counsel at Keolis North America. 

    Keep reading for a glimpse into his journey.

    Key takeaways:
    • Business overview 
    • Challenges faced in current job
    • Advice for budding IP experts 

    The following is part of the transcript of Heroes of Brand Protection podcast, featuring a conversation between T. Brewington, and Daniel Shapiro, Red Points’ VP of Brand Relationships. 

    Q stands for questions from Daniel Shapiro.

    Q: Can you give a brief overview of your business?

    Keolis North America is a division of Keolis Group, one of the biggest transportation companies in the world. Keolis North America is based in Boston and operates across North America. 

    The company manages transportation systems for public transportation systems. For instance, the commuter rails in Boston are owned by the State but Keolis North America operates them. 

    Q: What is the hardest thing you have to do as Vice President & General Counsel?

    As most businesses, Keolis North America is multifaceted. In the transportation industry your biggest product is your processes and people. Really making sure our employees are well taken care of, that they feel like they have a place to grow within the organization, protecting the organization from risks… Moving people around can have its challenges.

    Q: What advice would you give someone wanting to pursue a career similar to yours?

    First things first, It’s a marathon and not a sprint. Take your time and understand what it is that you want to do. 

    Secondly, it’s all about relationships. Try to build genuine relationships with people. At the end of the day, when you get to a certain point in your career, that’s what really matters. Whenever you go from organization to organization it’s the people that you meet that enrich those experiences and can help you professionally.


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