Features February 2022

Nicolas Vanasse – mdf commerce

Est. reading time: 4 mins

E-commerce and e-procurement technology used to be a convenience, but they quickly became a necessity when the COVID-19 pandemic restricted in-person contact. Consumers avoided walking into stores, even for necessities like groceries. Others had difficulty selecting a supplier for their business or starting an infrastructure project for a city. “We provided the digital bridge between […]

Anne Thériault – Coveo

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When Anne Thériault started at Coveo in 2014, it was a technology startup less than a decade old. Now, several years later, the company has gone public. “We’re now in the major leagues,” she says. “It’s been a lot of work, but it’s exciting.” As the company’s vice president of legal, Thériault helped prepare the […]

Francisca Larraín – Liberty Mutual Insurance

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When people encounter an ethical dilemma at work, they don’t always know who to turn to. At Liberty Mutual Insurance, they can bring their concerns to  —employees who have demonstrated a commitment to making ethical decisions. Compliance champions can help resolve issues or bring them to the attention of the compliance department. “We all have […]

Nina Fletcher – YipitData

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Her previous roles were rewarding enough, Nina Fletcher having spent nearly a decade overseeing legal matters for macro hedge funds and managing other complex transactions in and around New York City. But something seemed lacking, mainly a direct role in a more dynamic and disruptive enterprise. A role in which she could be at the […]

Maria Ostrovsky – Deciphera

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If you don’t know what a switch-control kinase inhibitor platform is, you’re probably not alone. Kinases are enzymes that help regulate and orchestrate cellular functions. If they mutate, kinases contribute to the development and progression of diseases including cancer. So cancer drugs known as kinase inhibitors prevent the mutated, or dysregulated, kinase from being active. […]

Amiel Gross – The Center for Breakthrough Medicines

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Heard of Cellicon Valley? That’s not a misspelling—it’s the name being given to the array of biotech and life-science companies calling Philadelphia home. Among those companies is The Center for Breakthrough Medicines. Formerly Discovery Labs, it’s a contract development and manufacturing organization, or CDMO, that partners with advanced therapy companies to help scientists streamline product […]

J. Scott Melton – Denny’s Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s a well-deserved retirement for J. Scott Melton, who in December wound down nearly 27 years of counseling with what’s now Denny’s Corporation. Though he reduced his work week to around 30 hours and moved back to his native Arkansas with his wife in 2019, he still helped transition the legal team for a new […]

Thomas Hoffman – American College of Radiology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When patients are in the hospital, most of their interactions are with the doctors and nurses. However, patients still rely on the people, including other physicians, working behind the scenes. Among these physicians are radiologists, who Thomas Hoffman says deserve more recognition. “Many of our members don’t see patients because they do diagnostic work, but […]

J. Anthony “Tony Ogden” – Bates Group

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Though an advocate of a healthy work-play ratio, J. Anthony “Tony” Ogden sometimes isn’t positioned to separate the two. There he and his husband were, enjoying the wonders of Costa Rica in February 2020 when initially sketchy reports of a pandemic filtered into the news. Sensing reason for concern, he kept pace with the developments […]

Kelly Crosier – Heidrick & Struggles

Est. reading time: 4 mins

With many companies operating remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some have reevaluated their need for office space or extensive travel. At Heidrick & Struggles, Kelly Crosier and the legal department have created a committee to do just that. In the spring of 2021, the committee on environmental, social and governance published its first report. […]


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– Wade Poulson, General Counsel, Bob Baker Enterprises 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.
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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