Features Women in Law

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 […]

Diane Hornquist – Hunt Realty Investments, Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The age-old adage advises us—businesses or individuals—to consider three important aspects of real estate before investing: location, location and location. However, as Diane Hornquist can attest, location is one piece of the complex real estate investment puzzle. Aspects such as cost and contracts, as well as wildcards—like, say, a global pandemic—all need to be considered. […]

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 […]

Danielle Sheer – Bottomline Technologies

Est. reading time: 4 mins

More than 10 years ago, Danielle Sheer took a contemplative walk from her midtown Manhattan office back to her Upper West Side apartment. As an attorney at a big-city firm, she’d just finished helping a company through an acquisition and realized she had no practical reason to stay in touch with her clients. “I had […]

DeeDee Drays – Bellisio Foods Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

From a young age DeeDee Drays has always followed her sense of adventure, be it to the jungles of Sumatra or the mountains of Tibet. While a law student at the University of Texas, she even considered joining the Peace Corps after graduation. So it comes as no surprise that her legal career became just […]

Desiree Ralls-Morrison – Boston Scientific Corporation

Est. reading time: 6 mins

Its medical lasers are widely considered some of the best in the world. The TAXUS Stent, used to open clogged arteries, has given thousands of patients a new lease on life. Scan the company’s products tab and you’re met with a head-spinning lexicon, from atherectomy systems to uteroscopes. For more than 40 years, Boston Scientific […]

Divya Mehta – KONE

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Getting her foot in the door was Divya Mehta’s first step toward a new job at KONE, allowing this marathoner to run with a new opportunity. Admittedly, Mehta says she wasn’t the ideal candidate for at the $8.9 billion global engineering company that manufactures elevators and escalators in 60 countries worldwide. She had no experience […]

Diana Abril – Ilumno

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Growing up in a remote area in Latin America, technologically detached from the world—and where one’s friends and relatives may have never received a formal education—might make getting a college degree out of reach and low on the list of life’s priorities. But underserved populations, historically without access to education, in Latin America have been […]

Debbie Walters-Francique – Pfizer

Est. reading time: 5 mins

During her 19 years with global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer, Debbie Walters-Francique has seen enough change to fill a Coinstar machine: shifts in medical technology; evolution within the company; heaving changes in the wider health care landscape. And she’s had the roles to show for it: from serving as global product counsel on a blockbuster product […]

Dawnn Pease Repp – Freeman

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Freeman is all about immersion, designing and delivering live experiences for businesses of all shapes and sizes to evolve their brands, build relationships, and inspire action. “We do everything from traditional trade shows to the NFL draft, connecting people in meaningful ways  and delivering experiences with integrity, enthusiasm, empathy, performance, excellence, innovation, and collaboration,” says […]

Testimonials

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.
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.

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