Features Region: Northeast

Suzan Levin – Pfizer

Talk to a lot of lawyers and they’ll tell you they became interested in the law because of a parent or close family member who was an attorney. Or they enjoyed watching LA Law or Law & Order on TV. Or they were on the debate team in high school and fancied a career as […]

Jonathan Socolow – Silverpeak

Soon that mothballed refinery in Newfoundland will be fully back in business. Only it’ll be a different and much greener business for the rebranded Braya Renewable Fuels facility on the southeast corner of Maritime Canada’s fabled “The Rock.”  The newly reorganized terminal will again accept deliveries from ocean-going tankers and distribute the refined product to […]

Chuck Almer – Construction Specialties Inc.

With clients in healthcare, Construction Specialties Inc. met every definition of essential business during COVID-19. And what a greater volume of work the company had as its hospital and clinic clientele reconfigured available space into patient rooms. The company noted for making and using such specialty products as Acrovyn® wall protection and doors, as well […]

Subhashini Karra Ayyalasomayajula – Viatris

Growing up in India, Subhashini Ayyalasomayajula was always interested in science. So, after earning her master’s degree in microbiology at Osmania University, she moved to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology. “I continue to be curious about science and how the body functions,” she says. “It’s so beautiful and complex, and yet so […]

David Ralph – Baltimore Gas and Electric

There’s got to be some middle ground between affordable and environmentally benign energy. Not that it’ll satisfy everyone but it’s still a laudable goal. It’s a goal that David Ralph pursues with colleagues at Baltimore Gas and Electric. Vice president and general counsel for the past three years and, prior to then, assistant general counsel […]

Ed Sebold – Kyndryl

When IBM separated its managed infrastructure services business to create Kyndryl, over 80,000 employees transferred to the new company. Among them was Ed Sebold, Kyndryl’s general counsel and corporate secretary. “It’s been a career goal of mine to be a general counsel, especially for a public company,” he says. “Working with Kyndryl represents a great […]

Christopher Stearns – Aramark

When Christopher Stearns joined Aramark in 2009 as a young attorney, he was excited to develop new diversity, equity, and inclusion resources for the Philadelphia-based, global hospitality company. Almost 13 years later, Stearns is proud of Aramark’s LGBTQ workforce and its allies, and the expansion of Aramark’s DEI program. Aramark now has 11 employee resource […]

Maryfrances “Fran” Cooper – Goodville Mutual Casualty Co.

It’s the most intangible and invaluable asset, corporate culture. Encompassing everything from corporate identity and community reputation to work environment and vendor relationships, company culture is as important as limiting liability, Maryfrances “Fran” Cooper emphasizes. As general counsel and vice president of human resources for Goodville Mutual Casualty Co., she’s responsible for both. Goodville’s distinctive […]

Jason Soni – SparkPost

Jason Soni didn’t aspire to become a lawyer while growing up. In fact, he planned to become a physician. Then he had a disagreement with a college professor over using a graphing calculator app on his iPhone in a calculus class. “The premise was that the tools students have at their disposal, and the amount […]

John Reiss – Doylestown Hospital

Despite having just 250 beds, Doylestown Hospital has some of the top cardiac care in Pennsylvania and is ranked in the top 15 cardiac hospitals nationwide, but it’s not easy retaining independence. As John Reiss explains, small- to mid-sized hospitals like this one are routinely pressured to merge with larger ones. As the vice president, […]

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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.
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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.
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