Features May 2020

Adam Bean – Community Reach Center

Running a 600-employee nonprofit healthcare across 17 locations is a daunting task. It’s especially tough if the responsibility for tracking documentation falls to one person without the aid of a fully-staffed legal department. Having the leadership skills required is the main reason Chief Legal Officer Adam Bean says he was brought into Community Reach Center […]

Adam S. Frankel – NWN

A Boston area company that made its mark reselling hardware and managing data, NWN has transformed into a full-fledged technology service provider whose big-ticket clients include the State of California as well as nationally recognized healthcare providers and financial institutions. That, in turn, has meant an increased focus on data protection and privacy—and the assembling […]

Amy Morrissey – Computacenter US

It was a process that Amy Morrissey likened to setting up an arranged marriage, albeit one with billions of dollars on the line: evaluating potential suitors looking to buy her company. For 13 years, Morrissey had been the general counsel and corporate secretary at FusionStorm, an award-winning IT solutions provider based in Boston. There was […]

Anahi Llop – OLX Brazil

There it is: the wheels you’ve always wanted; a scarf that will make you look stylish while you drive; the handbag that brings the whole look together. And now, after endless online searches, you’ve finally found someone who’s selling them—not at retail, but as a gently used item that fits perfectly in your budget. For […]

Andrew Filler – Sherpa Technology Group

Self-quarantined and watching a lot of television? Maybe on an ultra high-def screen with COVID-19 dominating the news cycle? If so, welcome to the crowd, and you may want to acknowledge the impact one attorney is having on your new daily routine. In a good way, at that. He’s Andrew Filler, general counsel of California-based […]

Ashley Slavik – Veeva Systems Inc.

She’s traveled a long way for her home and career, but that was always part of the plan for Ashley Slavik. Although becoming a privacy thought leader was not her original objective, the chief privacy officer and lead data counsel for Veeva Systems Inc., is now known for her passion and expertise on a hot […]

Brad Feuer – Barnes & Noble

The chapters that tell the history of Barnes & Noble cover almost 150 years, from the company’s humble roots as the home business of Charles M. Barnes to its emergence as a global retailer under the ownership and leadership of Len Riggio. For the last 20 years, Brad Feuer has been part of that unfolding […]

Brian Baldrate – Raytheon

As a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Brian Baldrate commanded his fair share of missions, many involving Abrams tanks—massive machines whose mobilization required impeccable coordination and constant communication. The tactics and terrains may have changed, but for Baldrate, general counsel for Raytheon’s international and Washington, D.C., operations, the aim remains the same: to […]

Bryn Sherman – Offit Kurman

Relationship-building isn’t always a given at major law firms. Attorneys are continuously tasked with moving from one case to the next, so they’re rarely able to offer the full gambit of services or truly gauge the effectiveness of advice rendered. Which is far from ideal, says Bryn Sherman, a principal at Maryland-based Offit Kurman, which […]

Christy O’Connor – Ibex

A winning team on the verge of stepping into the big leagues. That’s what Christy O’Connor was promised when her reputation in the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry garnered an offer to take over the legal department at Ibex. At the time, the Washington D.C.-based company was focused on going public, and O’Connor had aided […]

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– Kevin C. Rakowski, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Compliance with Radian Group Inc.
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.
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