Features Region: Northeast

Sabrina Hudson – The Kraft Heinz Company

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Almost everyone has experienced Heinz ketchup, whether through pouring it on hot dogs at a barbeque or smacking the glass bottle in just the right place to get the condiment river flowing. “It’s an iconic brand, known and loved by consumers across the world. That’s what I love about it,” says Sabrina Hudson, who’s spent […]

Sophia Lee – Altus Power Inc.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

F or most people, the first day at a new job consists of meeting colleagues, getting log-in credentials and learning company basics. For Sophia Lee, her first day at Altus Power Inc. also included getting up to speed on its plan to go public, an initiative she would be leading. “I worked on it from day […]

Suzan Levin – Pfizer

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Talk to a lot of lawyers and they’ll tell you they became interested in the law because of a parent or close family member who was an attorney. Or they enjoyed watching LA Law or Law & Order on TV. Or they were on the debate team in high school and fancied a career as […]

Subhashini Karra Ayyalasomayajula – Viatris

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Growing up in India, Subhashini Ayyalasomayajula was always interested in science. So, after earning her master’s degree in microbiology at Osmania University, she moved to the U.S. to pursue a Ph.D. in immunology. “I continue to be curious about science and how the body functions,” she says. “It’s so beautiful and complex, and yet so […]

Shelly Shaw – Citrix

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Touring a chemical plant as an undergrad at Michigan State University, Shelly Shaw suddenly realized she didn’t want to become a only chemical engineer. Instead, as the guide discussed intellectual property during the tour, she realized that her engineering degree could propel her career in law—and decided she wanted to become an intellectual property lawyer. […]

Stephanie Plasse – A+E Networks

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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.

Est. reading time: 4 mins

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

Est. reading time: 5 mins

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 […]

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.
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