Features Region: Northeast

Meg Cavanaugh – Commvault

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For anyone without a law degree, it can be hard to understand most of what’s written in product terms and conditions. Meg Cavanaugh has set out to change this, at least at Commvault, a publicly held data protection company. As associate general counsel, her goal is to write terms and conditions that are user-friendly and […]

Michael McDonald – bluebird bio Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The biotech’s mission being gene therapy, it couldn’t be sidetracked by what had been a bigger agenda. Thus, last year, bluebird bio—and that is lowercase—spun off its oncology division so it could better focus on bringing treatments for so-called SGDs, or rare and severe genetic diseases. Though there was nothing acrimonious about the split with […]

Margaret Campbell – RWJBarnabas Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even as RWJBarnabas Health grows and expands, its focus will be on quality rather than quantity. That’s according to Margaret Campbell, the organization’s deputy general counsel, who says this goal is being achieved through value-based and population-based care. Value-based care compensates providers based on patient health outcomes and population-based care looks at broader social, systematic […]

Maryfrances “Fran” Cooper – Goodville Mutual Casualty Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

Michael Tulloss – Capital Blue Cross

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Michael Tulloss has spent the bulk of his legal life in insurance and healthcare administration, having counseled for-profit and nonprofit entities, and prefers the latter. “Working for a nonprofit connects you more closely with the customers you serve instead of feeling like you only answer to stockholders,” Tulloss tells Vanguard. “That is such a huge […]

Maria Ostrovsky – Deciphera

Est. reading time: 4 mins

If you don’t know what a switch-control kinase inhibitor platform is, you’re probably not alone. Kinases are enzymes that help regulate and orchestrate cellular functions. If they mutate, kinases contribute to the development and progression of diseases including cancer. So cancer drugs known as kinase inhibitors prevent the mutated, or dysregulated, kinase from being active. […]

Miri Miller – dentsu International

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While Miri Miller could have simply stuck to her job description at dentsu International, she knew she had the resources—and desire—to do more. In 2017, the deputy general counsel started a pro bono channel at the global advertising and marketing solutions network. Since then, dentsu attorneys around the world have partnered with law firms and […]

Michael Phillips – Alumni Ventures

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Say you’re a dentist in a small town in Iowa. You’ve built a successful practice, and now you’re ready to invest some of your earnings. In the past, certain private investments were essentially unavailable to you. But thanks to some forward-thinking venture capital firms, that playing field is growing more level by the year. While […]

Mallory Levitt – ViacomCBS Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

About 25 years ago, Mallory Levitt attended her first “Star Trek” fan convention. Levitt didn’t go in costume—there were no pointed Vulcan ears or Starfleet uniforms. But she was still playing a part and was accompanied by a private investigator posing as her date. Together, they wandered the venue and Levitt told him which items […]

Markus Green – Pfizer Inc.

Est. reading time: 6 mins

There was good news to report the July morning when Markus Green spoke with Vanguard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had announced that those fully vaccinated by Pfizer Inc. were 88 percent protected against severe cases of the COVID-19 Delta variant. The pharmaceutical giant and its partner, BioNTech, also were examining data for […]


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.
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.


Summer III 2022



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