Features Region: Northeast

Dena Glaeser – College Ave Student Loans

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Even as a 22-year-old law student, Dena Z. Glaeser found the approximately 40 pages of her student loan documents overwhelming and overly complicated. It took her a while to parse through the various terms and to understand the nuances, like how interest accrues or that borrowers can start paying while still in school. “I struggled […]

David Zygaj — Buffalo Sabres

Est. reading time: 5 mins

The offseason came too soon for the Buffalo Sabres, which has so long been the case. The team last made the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2011, only to lose a first-round series to the Philadelphia Flyers. But while players may be golfing, there’s no offseason for the front office. Quite the contrary: This is when […]

Daniela Combe – IBM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

In 1981, IBM scientists Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James Wynne and Samuel Blum invented a process that became the foundation for LASIK and PRK surgery. Daniela Combe tells Vanguard this invention has improved the quality of countless lives to date—partly because IBM decided not to keep the process a secret. Instead, IBM disclosed it in a patent, […]

Dave Frenzia – Student Transportation of America

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Taking a different path to becoming an attorney landed Dave Frenzia back on a school bus. Well, maybe not on a school bus itself, but close enough. Frenzia is the senior vice president of human resources and legal affairs for Student Transportation of America, a company that transports 1.3 million students in the U.S. and […]

Deidre Arnold – Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Deidre Arnold wanted to bring meaningful change to people’s lives as she grew up in Reading, Massachusetts. For instance, she helped build an orphanage in the Dominican Republic and raised funds for schoolchildren in Rwanda.  “I had always thought my life would center around making impact through nonprofits,” Arnold recalls.  Then her mother shared an […]

Dan Lev – Intellia Therapeutics

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Ten years ago, genome editing was still science fiction—and often not the good kind. From rogue dinosaurs in the “Jurassic Park” series to a cancer treatment that became a zombie apocalypse in “I Am Legend,” it was the tool of villains and mad scientists. Not so in reality, and not so today. “It amazes me […]

David K. Sheppard – Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Est. reading time: 4 mins

The new year underway, David K. Sheppard keeps tabs on the congressional doings of special interest to him and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Personable but persistent, he initiates dialogue with lawmakers and federal agency administrators, emphasizing their role in closing an educational equality gap through fair funding and other means. He emphasizes to the […]

Darrell Nathaniel Bridgers – Citigroup Global Markets Inc

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As a fan of TV’s popular legal shows like Perry Mason, L.A. Law and Suits, Darrell Nathaniel Bridgers had a romanticized view of the justice system and lawyers. Still, he understood at an early age that the real-world legal system wasn’t always fair. When he and his 13-year-old friends were running down a popular hangout […]

Don Cepiel – IBM

Est. reading time: 5 mins

After years of reactive regulatory response on data privacy and cybersecurity, the pendulum seems to be swinging the other way. Last year, President Biden issued an executive order for the federal government to “make bold changes and significant investments in order to defend the vital institutions that underpin the American way of life.” He also […]

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 […]


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.
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.


Fall I 2023



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