Features Region: Northeast

Stephanie Plasse – A+E Networks

As a Yale University undergrad, Stephanie Plasse envisioned a future of writing compelling stories as a journalist. So, she prepared as editor in chief of the Yale Daily News. Now in her position with global media content company A+E Networks, she’s helping deliver, but not write, stories and scripts garnering worldwide audiences. She finds it […]

Susan Tanaka – Amorepacific US Inc.

Beauty may be only skin deep, as the saying goes, but preserving and protecting it is at the core of Susan Tanaka’s work. The head of legal for Amorepacific’s U.S. and Canadian operations, Tanaka says the South Korean maker of skin care products takes great care in its development and marketing approaches. Tanaka, who considered […]

Stephen Kao – American Bible Society

The force will be with you—and in more ways than one—with the opening of the American Bible Society’s Faith and Liberty Discovery Center in Philadelphia in May 2021. From the moment visitors walk into its two floors of display in Independence Mall they will be handed a glowing lamp—akin to a Star Wars light saber—that […]

Steven Kahaner – Marste & Co. Inc.

While adapting to rural life in the Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut, Steve Kahaner let out an unintelligible shout when he came face to face with large bear in his back yard. No need for translation in that instance, and it was understood well enough to send the bear packing, he jokes. Where Kahaner speaks […]

Stephanie Abrutyn – WarnerMedia

The defamation lawsuit of Mitre v. HBO is one that WarnerMedia’s Stephanie Abrutyn remembers well, calling it the type of case that one might see in the “once in a blue moon.” One reason is that it’s rare for a libel case to go to trial—this was the first against a national media company in […]

Susie Fiore – Relevent Sports Group

Bend it like Beckham? Susie Fiore seems to be following the example of that former British “futboller” David Beckham who had a way of curling the ball past a wall of defenders. Got to be a game-changer, she says, whether it’s on the field or in the office. A serious soccer player during her youth […]

Siddhartha M. Venkatesan – Komline-Sanderson

It was an energizing experience, Siddhartha M. Venkatesan recalls with a good-natured laugh. After all, it’s a rare thing for a 40-something family man—already well accomplished and with a high-profile position at a demanding company—to enroll in an MBA program. But earlier this summer the now 42-year-old Venkatesan earned that honor from the prestigious Wharton […]

Stefanie Singer – Novogradac & Company LLP

As a young litigator, Stefanie Singer remembers walking into a deposition and people often asking her if she was the court reporter—a question she never witnessed being asked to a man. She also recalls a later challenge of working from home as she tried to balance her career aspirations with her personal obligations; most of […]

Scott Jacobson – RAB Lighting

Whether arriving in a flash or through years of painstaking thought, inspiration has long illuminated the lighting industry. It’s a trend that continues today, as light emitting diodes (better known as LEDs) deliver better, longer lasting light that requires less energy consumption. As general counsel and chief intellectual property counsel for RAB Lighting, Scott Jacobson […]

Steve Kramer – Association of Oil Pipe Lines

Here’s a common misconception about lobbying associations: They have a set number of issues to work on, and they can usually predict what’s next on the horizon for their members. That’s not the case when you are the eyes and ears in Washington for an industry that’s undergone rapid change and now attracts much attention […]

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.
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.
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.

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