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Iñigo Riestra – Mexico Football Federation 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

He’s a man constantly in motion. Such was the case when Inigo Riestra Facetimed with Vanguard early one May morning while burning calories on a treadmill at his Mexico City home. A busy day awaited him as the next two years will pass quickly, and he said he needed to make the most of every […]

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 […]

Jeremy M. Evans – California Sports Lawyer 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

There is no substitute for real-world dealmaking experience, but Jeremy Evans, the founder, CEO, and managing attorney of California Sports Lawyer, is trying to give law students the closest thing to those experiences.   In February, Evans hosted the second annual California Sports Lawyer Negotiation Competition at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The competition featured […]

Jessica Evans – Premier Lacrosse League 

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Major League Baseball’s first season was played in 1903, while the National Hockey League (1917) and National Football League (1920) are over 100 years old. The National Basketball Association is the youngest of the big four sports leagues in America, and it started play in 1947. So, the opportunity to work for an emerging sports […]

Wendy Bass – UFL  

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Following Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson on social media, it would be fair to wonder if he is operating with more hours in a day than everyone else. Whether working out at midnight, filming a movie, supporting his Teremana tequila brand or ZOA Energy drink business, popping up on WWE TV to electrify the WWE Universe […]

Peter Steckelman – Tennis Channel

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Novak. Rafa. Roger. Serena. To tennis fans, these names will instantly evoke climactic clashes and extraordinary displays of skill. They’ll also recall gripping tales of professional rivalries and sacrifices made for the game. Enabling the Tennis Channel to broadcast those stories is Peter Steckelman, the channel’s senior vice president of business and legal affairs. An […]

Dolores DiBella – National Football League

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The 13 days between the NFL’s conference championship games and the Super Bowl are filled with many things. There are practices, video sessions, meetings and media obligations for players and coaches. There are also parties and other events for fans in the host city. There’s also a common feeling among everyone involved: anticipation. And not […]

Sean P. Murphy – The St. James

Est. reading time: 5 mins

An exercise in futility? It might have initially felt that way for Sean P. Murphy during the spring of 2020. As the new general counsel of a comprehensive sports, wellness and entertainment business in Springfield, Virginia, he submitted two applications to the federal government for Paycheck Protection Program relief. COVID-19 having forced The St. James […]

Joe Pinter – Wasserman

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a child, Joe Pinter created memories with his father at the old Chicago Stadium, watching Chicago Blackhawks skate up and down the ice. “It was a magical experience. It was Broadway on ice,” he recalls. Though his dreams of playing pro hockey never materialized, Pinter is doing the next best thing as a certified […]

Alan T. Micallef – NASCAR

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It seemed a match made in racing heaven, NASCAR absorbing the International Speedway Corporation in a $2 billion transaction in October 2019. “A historic moment for our sport,” Chairman and CEO Jim France proclaimed, one that delisted ISC from Nasdaq and put it and its 13 tracks under NASCAR’s private ownership. Likely, the transaction paved […]


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– 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.
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