Blog April 2020

Supplying Police, Cannabis Branding Business Provides Hand Sanitizer

The alcohol-based product was distributed in Johnson, Arkansas

April 9, 2020 The message of personal hygiene, with an emphasis on hand washing, is a message many Americans have heard loud and clear as a means to thwart infection and the slow the spread of coronavirus during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.  Common stringent hand sanitizers are good at killing the germs, too—if you can find them. But people in panic-mode have stripped store shelves clean, and online sales have driven the cost of hand sanitizer to more than $130 a bottle in some cases.  That’s led to […]

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Insurance Coverage is Uncertain in Evolving COVID-19 Crisis

Questions, never mind answers, are just emerging

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Working in the oil and gas industry in the South and Southeast, Dan Schwarzenbach is accustomed to intricate legal and insurance questions. Many revolve around Mother Nature—for instance, how Sunland Construction is covered in the event it leaves a job site because of impending bad weather like a hurricane. However, they […]

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Paper Documentation Still Matters in a Pandemic

An old school approach was crucial for one business

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Ashianna Esmail’s employer, the San Francisco-based freight forwarder and customs brokerage Flexport, says a sophisticated software platform is its ace in the hole for moving cargo. But while a company should strive to keep up, even ahead, of the rising tech curve, Esmail, the deputy general counsel, says the old-school approach can sometimes be the only viable approach for quick action in the industry […]

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British Columbia Temporarily Loosens Privacy Protections to Save Lives

With the COVID-19 pandemic, care providers need tech—and fast

Friday, April 3, 2020  In 2016, Steven Tam began advocating changes to Canada’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, or FIPPA, to allow a wider scope of technology use in health care.   A pandemic has made some of those changes at least a temporary reality as the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and other provincial health authorities are able to use new methods and platforms to combat COVID-19.  In […]

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With New LinkedIn Page, Vanguard to Provide Free News Coverage

Providing a service during the COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, April 2, 2020 One of the writers who works for Vanguard covered the Gulf War early in her career as a reporter. For families living in and around Dover, New Hampshire, Mary Raitt Jordan made the war personal. She visited families affected by the war, sharing their letters. She compiled lists showing who had […]

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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.
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.
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.

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