About Us

What Is Vanguard?

Vanguard is a digital publication that showcases the incredible diversity of the modern in-house counsel, highlighting the philosophies, strategies and initiatives of attorneys from around the world.

From contracts to compliance, data privacy to intellectual property, M&A to HR, the responsibilities of today’s GCs and CLOs have never been greater—and we capture that challenge. The stakes have never been higher, either, and Vanguard takes a deep dive into these complex and ever-evolving roles, giving you, the reader, an inside look at how some of the world’s biggest companies navigate shifting legal terrain.

We also reveal the people behind the profession: what inspired them to pursue law; their biggest career accomplishments; how they view their role within the broader organization; their favorite vacation spots (when they get a vacation); and more.

Since launching in 2016, Vanguard Legal Magazine (a publication of Trueline, a Maine digital marketing firm) has profiled in-house counsel at some of the world’s most recognizable companies. GE, Samsung, Heineken, Pfizer, MetLife, Dell, MasterCard and Honeywell—the list goes on.

Among the questions we asked—and answered—by our seasoned writers: How can general counsels and CLOs transform their teams into bona-fide business partners? What technologies are making legal departments more efficient? Can a more strategic use of outside counsel help a company better understand foreign regulatory regimes? What does it mean to have a “seat at the table?”

The legal world is changing. These are the men and women who are making that change happen.

Why Vanguard Legal Magazine?

Unlike at traditional publications, we see the journalistic process as a truly collaborative one. We don’t just want to tell your story; we want to tell it right.

Our content coordinators are trained to identify those in the profession who have a story to tell, whether it’s a veteran GC in the U.S. who’s spent 30 years at the same company or a young attorney in Latin America pursuing the family trade.

The companies we profile don’t pay a cent. Instead, we reach out to their trusted partners and vendors, who purchase ads to support the story. We assign the story to one of our veteran in-house writers—a team whose bylines include the New York Times, ESPN, the Boston Herald and Sports Illustrated.

Once completed, the story is sent to the story subject, to ensure that the information is accurate. After that, our art department uses the story and accompanying photos to create an amazing magazine spread.

In addition to a complimentary issue and PDF brochure, features will have their stories posted permanently on Vanguard’s website. When people google your name and company, this will be one of the first things to come up—no small thing at a time when having a good web presence is just as important as a solid resume.

If you’re interested in being featured in a digital legal magazine for general counsels (or know someone who might be), drop us a line!

For permissions of any Vanguard content, contact Jason Pafundi.


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.
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.


Spring III 2024



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