Features

Sophia A. Muirhead – The Conference Board

It has published research critical to the adoption of eight-hour workdays and lobbied for employment of African-Americans and the disabled. President Woodrow Wilson asked for its help in resolving labor disputes during WWI. Its seminal findings on industrial pollution were incorporated into the first policies of the federal government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the […]

Sophie Zerbib – Cummins Inc.

One thing that can be said about Sophie Zerbib is she’s done a lot during her career. In a lot of languages, too. Zerbib, the director of legal business operations and chief of staff to the general counsel for Cummins Inc., came to her legal role at the maker of engines and power systems after […]

Spiro Fotopoulos – Cognosante

Working at a prestigious firm like McGuireWoods provided Spiro Fotopoulos with excellent training, but the University of Virginia undergrad and Wake Forest University law grad found such an environment not quite conducive to his preferred career path. “Private practice is more reactive than proactive,” says Fotopoulos who, in October 2017, was promoted to general counsel […]

Spiro Fotopoulos – Cognosante

Just like the solutions Cognosante provides to its customers, there’s always been a sense of controlled chaos for the company’s lean legal department. There are so many factors beyond the direct control of this unique firm providing innovative and transformative solutions to federal, state and local governments. And has that ever been true in the […]

Stacey Hanna – Lonza

Throughout her first 17 years in the legal world, Stacey Hanna had been no stranger to the interview process. If anything, given her growing roles and titles, she’d become something of an ace. Only, it’s a bit different when the person across the desk has to decide not whether to hire you, but whether to […]

Stacey Mahone – Eli Lilly and Company

When Stacey Mahone started at Green Thumb Industries in 2019, the company didn’t have programs  for enterprise risk management, corporate compliance or privacy. By the time she left two years later, it had all three, as well as over four times the number of people on the compliance team. While she had strong experience in […]

Stacy Friedman – The Brooklyn Hospital Center

Back in her college days, Stacy Friedman considered being a doctor, fascinated by health care. Given her level of involvement at The Brooklyn Hospital Center—and the hours she’s spent helping the hospital address COVID-19 and other important projects—one might guess that medicine was her chosen path. It wasn’t. Hired as TBHC’s first full-time general counsel […]

Stefania Geraci – Grassi & Co.

During her time as General Counsel for the North American arm of Italian eyewear giant Luxottica, Stefania Geraci’s duties covered just about every conceivable legal base: contracts, compliance, intellectual property (IP), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), real estate, litigation, risk management, health care—you get the idea. That she oversaw all these functions at a company long […]

Stefanie Singer – Novogradac & Company LLP

As a young litigator, Stefanie Singer remembers walking into a deposition and people often asking her if she was the court reporter—a question she never witnessed being asked to a man. She also recalls a later challenge of working from home as she tried to balance her career aspirations with her personal obligations; most of […]

Stephanie Abrutyn – WarnerMedia

The defamation lawsuit of Mitre v. HBO is one that WarnerMedia’s Stephanie Abrutyn remembers well, calling it the type of case that one might see in the “once in a blue moon.” One reason is that it’s rare for a libel case to go to trial—this was the first against a national media company in […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.

LATEST EDITION

Winter II 2022

READ NOW

GET VANGUARD IN YOUR INBOX.

  • * We’ll never share your email or info with anyone.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.