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Mario Buckley – King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, wasn’t founded to study simple things. For more than a decade, the graduate university has been a research center for developing technological and scientific innovations. Researchers here have also focused on solutions to providing food, water and energy while sustaining the environment. As […]

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 […]

Michael Shafir – IXL Learning

Est. reading time: 3 mins

In 2020, many students and teachers had to adjust to the challenges of virtual learning. As Michael Shafir saw these struggles play out on the news and social media, he felt inspired to help. While neither an educator or IT professional, he knew his legal skills could be put to good use. Shafir became general […]

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 […]

Amel Cuskovic – Radford University

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Students, staff and faculty returning to Radford University for its fall 2021 semester arrived at a campus operating as close to pre-COVID-19 conditions as possible. Still, the university, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in southwestern Virginia, has changed. There are mask and vaccine mandates in place and many courses are being […]

Paul Meggett – Appalachian State University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Paul Meggett describes himself as a builder. “I do my best when I can take a concept and help build it,” he says. “I like to help grow and nurture ideas and see where they go.” Since being hired in 2018 as general counsel at Appalachian State University, he’s enjoyed becoming part of the community […]

Peter Betaneli – ETS

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most people have memories of taking a standardized test. While hours used to be spent filling in bubbles with No. 2 pencils, tests are now taken on computers. Regardless of how they’re administered, though, the tests are known for being a challenging yet necessary step forward in one’s education or career. ETS, which has been […]

Grace Garcia Cooke – Edmonton Public Schools

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Small gestures can go a long way towards making someone feel included. For example, pronouncing someone’s name correctly tells them you see and respect them. Too often, though, people try to Anglicize or simplify names they’re not familiar with, Grace Garcia Cooke says. The general counsel for Edmonton Public Schools says this can make people […]

Jeremy A. Colby – Niagara University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As it strives to build a better community on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border, Niagara University is following the mission of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul. So says Jeremy A. Colby, who’s soon to celebrate his second anniversary as general counsel of his alma mater in Lewiston, New York. When asked about his […]

Maria Feeley – Washington and Lee University

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Private practice had its rewards, most of which were tangible. But in her professional prime, Maria Feeley wanted something other than to simply sustain her career at an Am Law 100 firm. “At the big firms you can just be moving money from one client who has it to another client who has it,” she […]

Testimonials

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.
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.
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.
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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