Features March 2022

Adam Dolinko – Ouster Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s another and more far-reaching opportunity for this seasoned in-house lawyer to be at the forefront of a game-changer. Now in the second half of a wild ride of a career, Adam Dolinko is revved in his new role since December as a senior executive and general counsel at Ouster Inc. “Again, I’m part of […]

Andrew Glickman – sweetgreen

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When lunchtime rolls around, most people are looking to get their food quickly—but some things are worth the wait, like the unique salads at sweetgreen. When someone visits one of the over 150 locations, they can expect to wait for 20 minutes or longer to get their hands on dishes like the Guacamole Greens or […]

Stephanie Karfias – Mission Lane

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Stephanie Karfias understands how difficult it can be for people to get the credit they need, especially in the face of major setbacks. “Life can be unpredictable. One moment you’re feeling healthy in all aspects. Then, suddenly, you’re in a car accident and sustained serious injuries that result in astronomical hospital bills and a complete […]

Adam Schwenker – Qualcomm

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Quite the unique business model that Adam Schwenker must protect while quarterbacking the M&A team at Qualcomm Inc. The San Diego-headquartered company is a high-tech two-fer, selling microchips and licensing technology, and it’s in prudent growth mode. “It often means walking a tight rope in getting the best of both worlds,” Schwenker tells Vanguard in […]

Edward S. Harrison – Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Edward S. Harrison, everything was going according to plan. In 2001, the same year he graduated from Howard University School of Law, he joined the Chicago-based law firm Baker & McKenzie as part of its corporate and securities practice. In 2010, he was elected partner and in 2014 he completed 13 years at a […]

Joshua Marcus – Insmed

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For certain patients and the company, there’s much riding on the research and development activities of Insmed, a Bridgewater, New Jersey-headquartered biotech focused on therapies for serious and rare diseases. Patients may have few or no other options since the cost and inherent uncertainty of drug development can discourage other biotechs from developing products for […]

Aileen Schwartz – Hill International

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Aileen Schwartz was in kindergarten in Maryland when her teacher said she’d make “a good Philadelphia lawyer.” The comment was unexpected, and Schwartz recalls her parents didn’t know what to make of it. However, it was meant as a compliment, as Philadelphia lawyers had a long tradition as the best trained in law and rhetoric […]

Scott Shipman – Dapper Labs

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Digital basketball cards are not securities. Neither are collectibles. Nor works of art. Dapper Labs makes that clear in its response to a recent putative, class-action lawsuit. The case is “Friel v. Dapper Labs, Inc., et al,” in which the plaintiffs allege that the digital basketball cards Dapper sells as NBA Top Shot moments are […]

Jessica Swartz – Western Michigan University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

At Western Michigan University, there wasn’t always a written policy outlining accommodations for students with disabilities. “A lot of professors and supervisors were making decisions on their own and trying to do the right thing, but it caused a lot of issues,” says Jessica Swartz, WMU’s deputy general counsel. In October 2020, a reasonable accommodation […]

Karen Turner McWilliams – SAIC

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It was bad enough that Karen Turner McWilliams was expecting an expensive car repair bill while attending the University of Virginia. It got worse when she went to get her car because the bill was much higher than the estimate. “I felt like I was a victim of a bait and switch,” she recalls. “It […]

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