Features Region: Northeast

Luis Ceballos – Bristol-Myers Squibb

Est. reading time: 3 mins

Flattening homes and businesses with winds of more than 150 miles per hour, Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the rest of the northeastern Caribbean with an unmatched vehemence in September 2017. Nearly 3,000 people died and the island’s power grid was nearly wiped out. Luis Ceballos remembers the catastrophe too well. As a member […]

Lori E. Sanders – DuPont de Nemours Inc.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Being an environmental fact-finder had its moments. It just wasn’t so rewarding in a tangible sense. So explains Lori E. Sanders, who spent most of her 20s gathering facts as an environmental scientist in Greater Philadelphia, often for lawyer clients who would apply her findings toward due diligence on property matters. Sometimes it was about […]

Lindsay Usherwood – Usherwood Office Technology

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Alarms alert of a home break in, but if someone breaks into your computer, when—and if—you discover the breach, hackers may have already sold highly sensitive data. For companies, such breaches can result in millions of damages, not to mention a loss of public trust. As a third-generation employee at her family’s office information technology […]

Luis-Xavier Hernandez – Unilever

Est. reading time: 4 mins

When standing on the tee box before launching golf balls hundreds of yards down the fairway, Luis-Xavier Hernandez stops. He blocks everything out. He concentrates only on his body. Controlling one’s emotions, he explains, can be the difference between the average Saturday hacker and routinely scoring near par, and he sees parallels between his weekends […]

Larry Mitchell – Fiducial

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Three times in his career Larry Mitchell has helped restructure and transition companies knowing that he’d need a new job at the end. But, as he notes, he ultimately serves the board, and the board’s agenda takes precedence. Right now, restructuring is not a concern. Mitchell will soon complete his ninth year as general counsel […]

Laurence Kraemer – Northwell Health

Est. reading time: 5 mins

It would be easy to say Larry Kraemer has seen better days at Northwell Health, a comprehensive health care system operating in and around New York City. After all, even as Northwell Health grows—in part because of Kraemer’s expertise in tax and corporate finance—it’s also been at the epicenter of COVID-19 pandemic. That made it […]

Laurie Robinson Haden – CCWC

Est. reading time: 5 mins

When Laurie Robinson Haden and 10 of her friends gathered around a dinner table in New York City in 2004, they couldn’t have known how much influence these women of color attorneys would one day wield—in the Big Apple and beyond. What was clear was that, in a city of 57,000 practicing attorneys (according to […]

Lee Schneider – Block.one

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Many people assume their personal documents and data are safe online, especially if they’re protected by a hospital or bank. Anyone can be hacked, though, and most documents can be duplicated and forged or sold online. Anything from medical records, marriage licenses and diplomas to bank accounts and frequent flyer miles can be copied, ruining […]

Lauren Lacey – The Hershey Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

She jokes it was a no-brainer to resume her legal career at The Hershey Co., where Lauren Lacey began her second go-around with the famous chocolatier in October 2019. After all, she tells Vanguard on the eve of that anniversary, fringe benefits include Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. But it’s been a sweet deal for all […]

Lara Pitaro Wisch – Major League Baseball

Est. reading time: 6 mins

The slap of a fastball into a catcher’s mitt, the thock of a bat connecting with the ball and the roar of the crowd as the ball sails into the stands are things Lara Pitaro Wisch has long loved. And though her love of the game has never waned, she’s hasn’t lost sight of the […]

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