Features Nonprofit

Rosario Cartagena – Institute for Clinical Evaluative Services

Est. reading time: 4 mins

It’s a time of transformation and strategic planning for ICES as it celebrates its 30th anniversary, says Rosario Cartagena, the Toronto organization’s chief privacy and legal officer and corporate secretary. ICES is Ontario’s largest health services research, analytics and data institute. It has 572 scientists and staff across seven sites working on more than 1,250 […]

Jessica Leinwand – UNICEF USA

Est. reading time: 4 mins

There’s nothing like total immersion to appreciate the mission of a new employer. All the better if it enables one to make a difference at a most critical juncture. So thought Jessica Leinwand upon becoming the first general counsel of UNICEF USA in March 2022. “The war in Ukraine had begun a few weeks earlier,” […]

Jim Peters – Plan International USA

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When a seamstress in the Philippines no longer had a working sewing machine, her business came to a halt.  The woman, who lives on the island of Mindanao, tried to get by with needle and thread, but couldn’t take on the large projects she once relied on to support her family.   “One sewing machine may […]

C.J. Hafner – Pennsylvania Senate

Est. reading time: 5 mins

For more than 35 years, C.J. Hafner has walked the halls of power in the Pennsylvania State Capitol complex in Harrisburg. Hafner, the chief counsel to the Democratic leader (currently Sen. Jay Costa) of the Pennsylvania Senate has advised and guided as many as 25 and as few as 16 Democratic state senators on pending […]

Ayiesha Beverly – National Apartment Association

Est. reading time: 4 mins

This October will mark Ayiesha Beverly completing over half a decade as a lawyer. Yet, she has a second passion, one that began when her father, a technologist, introduced her to computer games and code in MS-DOS operating system for Microsoft, popular in the 1980s and early 1990s. “If I wasn’t a lawyer, I figure […]

Roberto Federici – Fundação Renova

Est. reading time: 4 mins

A marathon runner and all-around athlete in his personal time, Roberto Federici says he’s all about going the distance. “If I have to wake at 3:30 to run 16 miles because I have an 8 a.m. meeting, I’ll do it,” he tells Vanguard in March, a month or so before he leaves his Rio de […]

Danielle Cooper Daughtry – National Urban League

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Around the office, Danielle Cooper Daughtry hopes to be known as the candy lady—and with good reason. With two and a half decades of experience as a law associate, corporate and chief counsel, Daughtry watched employees avoid in-house counsel like they’d avoid a school principal—something she, a strong believer in communication, found problematic. So, around […]

Michael Costanzo – California Academy of Sciences

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Using standard scuba diving gear, a diver can go up to about 120 feet below the surface of the ocean. Mesophotic diving, or deep diving, allows them to go far deeper, up to 450 feet under water. Because of the increased pressure and lack of light, divers need much more advanced equipment and training, as […]

Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins – Human Rights Campaign Inc. and Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Est. reading time: 4 mins

So far, 2021 has had a lot of defining moments for the transgender community. Dr. Rachel Levine became the first openly transgender person confirmed to a federal post. Openly transgender athletes competed in the Olympics for the first time. But there have also been numerous attacks. Dozens of states have proposed, and some have approved, […]

Debbie Liu – The Wilderness Society

Est. reading time: 5 mins

While Debbie Liu has always known it’s important to protect the earth, in recent years she’s become passionate about the environment. In addition to taking everyday actions, like recycling and conserving water, she uses her legal expertise to fight climate change. As vice president and general counsel for The Wilderness Society, Liu ensures the organization’s […]


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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.
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.


Summer I 2024



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