Features Region: West

Priya Huggett – Brixton Capital

As the first woman of color nominated for vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris has given working women of color across the country a boost—including Brixton Capital’s General Counsel Priya Huggett. Not that other women of color haven’t achieved career distinction while raising a family, it’s just a hard fought process, says Huggett, […]

Pia Norman Thompson – LoanMe

While lawyers are focused on serving other people and the businesses they work for, they don’t often invest in themselves, says Pia Norman Thompson. “For some reason, investing in one’s self and betting on one’s self seems difficult for people to do—which is an absolute shame,” she posits. Another excuse and hurdle: People think they […]

Pete Weinberg

Tonight, he’ll likely be playing his clarinet or sax somewhere. Maybe with an orchestra or chamber music group, maybe with a big band, or maybe with his good friend Joe Smiell, who has an authentic Bavarian band. It’s this same versatility Weinberg brings to the office—and the synergies created in both musical and office settings […]

Peter Steckelman – Tennis Channel

The first time Peter Steckelman walked into a crowded broadcast booth only to find tennis greats Martina Navratilova and Jim Courier, he broke out in an instant sweat and was at a loss for words. “I could only think ‘Oh my God, don’t screw this up … and don’t stutter and don’t look stupid!’” says Steckelman, a self-proclaimed tennis junkie who […]

Paul D. Tanaka – Kirkland & Ellis

When Paul D. Tanaka interviewed for a position in 2006, with the global heavyweight firm of Kirkland & Ellis, he seemed to have all the credentials to acquit himself in the increasingly complicated area of environmental law. Though just 31, the University of Hawaii law grad had distinguished himself as a trial lawyer with the […]

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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