British Columbia Temporarily Loosens Privacy Protections to Save Lives

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

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 a March 29 statement, the Ministry […]

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Vanguard to Provide Free News Coverage

Providing a service during the COVID-19 pandemic

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 been injured or killed. […]

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Avoid these common pitfalls when granting stock options

Taking stock of your stock options

Stock options are a standard feature in nearly every startup and early-stage company. They’re a fantastic tool for recruiting and employee retention while aligning the interests of employees and the company. However, when it comes to granting options, there are simple mistakes companies can make which could haunt them for years to come, potentially impacting […]

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Five Common Legal Mistakes for Startups to Avoid

Think you have all your bases covered? Think again.

Anyone launching a startup has no idea if it will survive a few months—much less succeed—so it isn’t surprising that many end up ignoring potential legal pitfalls. However, with just a little forethought, you can spare yourself some unnecessary grief–particularly when it comes to these five common legal mistakes. 1. No Formal Agreement Between Founders […]

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The legal leaders of the future haven’t gone to law school

But for some, the path is already begun

Editor’s Note: We have followed an ambitious, college-bound high school student for one year. She has her sights on law school. Here’s where she is now. One thing is for sure, the students of today are our leaders of tomorrow—of the future. And we’ve been following one such future leader, Sofia Haro-Arguello, as she prepares […]

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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.
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.
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 I 2020



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