Features May 2024

Marc Fried – Washburn University  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Marc Fried, the general counsel at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, is crucial in steering the institution toward its mission of inclusivity and expanded educational access. His multifaceted legal background, cultivated in the dynamic landscapes of large cities, positions him strategically to not only respond to the legal needs of the university but also to […]

Kaelyn Carroll – Erickson Senior Living

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Kaelyn Carroll is the vice president and associate general counsel at Erickson Senior Living, a role that orchestrates care and well-being across more than 20 Continuing Care Retirement Communities in the United States. Committed to Erickson’s mission of enhancing the lives of seniors, Carroll embodies compassionate leadership and tireless advocacy. “It is important that the work I […]

Commvault – Danielle Sheer 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

I recently spoke to Vanguard about my favorite mistake and how I’ve learned from it throughout my career. That story starts with a clipping from the July 25, 2011, edition of Newsweek magazine that I keep tacked up next to my computer monitor.   The piece’s headline is “Marissa Mayer on the day she ‘broke’ the […]

Jeanine Linehan – Hand & Stone 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Throughout her 28-year career as a prosecutor, where she spent countless days in court trying to prove cases against terrorists, murderers, kidnappers and other accused bad actors, Jeanine Linehan often found herself tense and in need of relief.   Linehan says she found it courtesy of a monthly massage, a regular treatment that helped her deal […]

Julie Lickstein – NMI  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

NMI stands out as an industry leader with a comprehensive range of payment gateway offerings, SaaS solutions, and a seamless merchant acquiring platform. Scalable and efficient operations are crucial to maintaining that status and accelerating NMI’s reach, so says General Counsel Julie Lickstein, who plays an important role in ensuring the company’s continued success.   Headquartered […]

Lauren Aach – LivePerson 

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Artificial intelligence has arrived, and it isn’t going anywhere. It is revolutionizing all aspects of our lives in business, social and personal ways. Companies like LivePerson, enterprise leaders in digital customer conversation, drive the momentum forward.   So Lauren Aach says about artificial intelligence and how it stands to revolutionize a slew of industries, especially those […]

Carole Karbonik – Edmonton Catholic Schools 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The general counsel of a school division plays a crucial role in providing legal guidance and support to the division’s trustees, administrators, teachers and staff. They advise on various issues related to education law, contracts, labor relations, student rights and legislation compliance. The general counsel also represents the school division in legal proceedings, drafts and […]

Terezka Peterka Zabka – San Diego Padres 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

As the youngest general counsel in Major League Baseball, Terezka Zabka may not be able to wax poetic about Willie, Mickey and the Duke or recall the exact number of home runs hit by Babe Ruth or games won by Cy Young. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t a big part of the success on […]

Lisa A. Gok – Cetera Financial Group 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It’s business as usual at Cetera Financial Group, which is how everybody prefers, but that takes some doing at what’s one of the nation’s largest families of independent registered investment advisers and broker-dealers. Growth pains are the flip side of being in growth mode, and Lisa A. Gok recalls previous booms that caused some passing […]

Dionne Tunstall Jenkins – Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools  

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Dionne Tunstall Jenkins, the general counsel at Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools, stands at the forefront of ensuring a conducive educational environment by navigating legal complexities. With a distinguished background in law and a deep-rooted commitment to education, Jenkins’s tenure spans over a decade, marked by significant contributions to the district’s legal framework and leadership development […]


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.
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.
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.


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