Features Women in Law

Nabilah Irshad – Innovid

Within days of starting her new job at Innovid in March 2020, Nabilah Irshad was tasked with building the legal department for the online advertising tech company. A year later, she’d begin taking the 14-year-old business public. Fortunately, she says market conditions were perfect for an IPO: a federal stimulus package had helped stabilize the […]

Gail Richardson Job – Consolidated Edison Company of New York

There’s no price on reputation, and Consolidated Edison Company of New York Inc. will spend to defend its name. So emphasizes Gail Richardson Job, who’s soon to celebrate her 22nd anniversary as an assistant general counsel at the New York City-headquartered energy company commonly known as Con Edison. Litigation being her role, she leads a […]

Stephanie Plasse – A+E Networks

As a Yale University undergrad, Stephanie Plasse envisioned a future of writing compelling stories as a journalist. So, she prepared as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. Now in her position with global media content company A+E Networks, she’s helping deliver, but not write, stories and scripts garnering worldwide audiences. She finds it […]

Sarah Levitt – AECOM

When one oversees legal matters stemming from public projects, success is defined quietly. The less litigation the better. Preemptive practices spare long-term headaches. Cooperation rather than confrontation with authorities goes a long way when resolving government investigations. Such was the case for AECOM recently when a public procurement court in South America concurred with the […]

Mandy Tenner – Amalgamated Bank

It was founded in 1923 to provide financial services for the working class, especially members of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America. And as Amalgamated Bank approaches its 100th anniversary, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel Mandy Tenner says it continues to serve hundreds of unions while funding and promoting socially responsible causes. “I […]

Grace Garcia Cooke – Edmonton Public Schools

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 […]

Courtney Kamlet – Vontier

When you’re preparing a company to go public, the demands can be overwhelming: burning the midnight oil, drafting and editing disclosure documents, meeting with key players—all in an effort to launch a new company. That makes success even sweeter when the piece come together, says Courtney Kamlet, vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary […]

Diane Hornquist – Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.

The age-old adage advises us—businesses or individuals—to consider three important aspects of real estate before investing: location, location and location. However, as Diane Hornquist can attest, location is one piece of the complex real estate investment puzzle. Aspects such as cost and contracts, as well as wildcards—like, say, a global pandemic—all need to be considered. […]

Karen Maher – Pivot Health Solutions

Pivot Health Solutions is on the rise. Actually, as Karen Maher points out, the health and wellness industry is on the rise, in greater demand than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. And as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary, she’s helping guide Pivot Health Solutions’ growth while creating new ways to increase diversity, […]

Indra Maharaj

Indra Maharaj once jokingly told her mother that if she ever got a boat, she’d call it “The Winding Path.”  Indeed, her legal career has twisted and turned. Version 1.0 had Maharaj immersed in civil and commercial litigation in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with her eye on the partner track. Version 2.0 involved her moving to Alberta, handling […]

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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.
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– 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.
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.

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