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J. Ammon Smartt – Willis Towers Watson

It was an offer that other established lawyers might have quickly accepted. After all, a common complaint at today’s firms is the pressure of having to rack up 2,000 billable hours annually, moving from case to case without seeing the long-term impact of one’s counsel. But J. Ammon Smartt seemed comfortable enough under those conditions […]

Janine Hudson Rea – Builders Mutual Insurance Company

If nothing else, Janine Hudson Rea isn’t afraid to try something new. Three times during her career, she’s been hired by companies to be their first general or claims counsel. All three times, relevant industry experience wasn’t a determining factor. In fact, when hired by Builders Mutual Insurance Company to be its general claims counsel, […]

John Frates – Stewart Title Insurance Company

When a solar array company was buying a large parcel just north of the New York-Pennsylvania border, there were a slew of complexities to satisfy before the bosses could begin tapping the sun. Just where did the property lines begin and end? Who, if anybody, had mineral rights? Does anyone have rights to the property? […]

Jan Dubauskas – The IHC Group

The sky is blue: True or false? Most of us would reflexively answer “true”—but at just 9 years old, Jan Dubauskas offered a whole different perspective. When posed that seemingly harmless control question during an entry test for private school, she confidently responded “false.” Later, when asked about her answer, she pointed out that sometimes […]

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– 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.
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.

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