Eric Peterson – VensureHR

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Prudency may be the reason same-day e-commerce behemoths outsource the actual moving of packages. So says Eric Peterson, and he seems to have much insight. “It’s awfully hard to stay compliant with the rules of so many jurisdictions,” he says. “Especially in California, and other places are becoming just as complex. Seattle has its own […]

Emily Schlesinger – Microsoft Health & Life Sciences

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Unlike many of her peers, Emily Schlesinger hasn’t always wanted to be a lawyer. In fact, after spending years as a commercial litigator, she realized that defending big companies in court wasn’t her cup of tea.  But then Schlesinger began working with tech clients, delving into litigation around early internet regulation—including cases focused on Google’s […]

Erika Robinson – Trinity University

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Most strategy retreats end with specific goals and actions planned. But a retreat for leaders at Trinity University in June finished with an opposite approach. Rather than ending with specific steps to make Trinity a top liberal arts university, it culminated with ideas that were adaptable. The executive leadership team wanted to leave room for […]

Emily Brown Cotney – Buffalo Rock

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The 2,400-strong workforce now is better connected through an updated purpose at Buffalo Rock. Career-development programs at area schools, especially the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have company talent honing professional skills and achieving personal growth. In June the company celebrated the first anniversary of its self-driven Inclusion Committee which has spawned a women’s employee […]

Edward F. Vermeer – Intel Corp.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

His colleagues at Intel Corp. having given the go-ahead, Edward F. Vermeer finalized negotiations of the investment terms late last year with MinIO Inc., a high-growth Silicon Valley company that provides cloud storage solutions for corporate clientele. Such a platform complements Intel’s status as the world’s largest semiconductor chip manufacturer by revenue. Thus, Intel’s decision […]

Ed Sebold – Kyndryl

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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 […]

Edward S. Harrison – Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For Edward S. Harrison, everything was going according to plan. In 2001, the same year he graduated from Howard University School of Law, he joined the Chicago-based law firm Baker & McKenzie as part of its corporate and securities practice. In 2010, he was elected partner and in 2014 he completed 13 years at a […]

Eric Kert – Live Nation Entertainment

Est. reading time: 6 mins

With one of the grittiest and best-known rock riffs, many people know the song “Satisfaction,” as well as the story of the song’s creation. But hearing that story from its writer at a private party in Amsterdam? That’s a rarer distinction. Eric Kert was a new in-house attorney for a live events company in Canada […]

Esther Grossman – Homeowners of America Insurance Company

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Not every law school student would think to hop up on a roof in the wake of a major storm. Then again, heights have not deterred Esther Grossman—especially if she’s hot on the scent of potential fraud. During her tenure as a senior claims representative with State Farm,  and while attending the University of Tulsa […]

Emma Nasif – VMware

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Emma Nasif was looking for a new job earlier this year, she didn’t go online and search for openings. Instead, motivated by her goal of becoming a general counsel, she did what’s she’s done for every new job: she found and contacted a manager she wanted to work for. “Every role I’ve taken is […]


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.
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.
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.


Spring IV 2024



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