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On this page we share interviews by Board Member and
Labor & Employment Law Committee Co-chair Tejash V. Sanchala, Esq. 
with WCBA members about their experiences and insights.
The articles were originally published in the Member Spotlight column in
the WCBA's Westchester Lawyer magazine, We hope you are inspired by
their stories!

Tejash welcomes your comments and suggestions for future columns.
He can be reached here.




Daniel Zilker
WCBA Affiliate Member
LexisNexis Account Representative



Number of Years as a Member of the WCBA and contributions: 10 years.  I have regularly sponsored many WCBA events including CLEs, dinners and the annual golf outing.

My current job: I am the LexisNexis Account Representative for the Hudson Valley area (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Bronx and Fairfield Counties).  I primarily help small to mid-size law firms and government entities with their litigation and transactional needs. I proudly service many WCBA members.

What did you do before you entered the legal market: I was a fixed income securities dealer with Prudential Securities in New York City. 

Why did you become a LexisNexis Representative: I was looking to grow and do something beyond a desk job.  I was excited to get in the field, do outside sales in the legal field and develop lasting relationships. I was recruited by a manager at LexisNexis.

If I were not in my current job, I would be: a high school history teacher.  One of the people most influential to me was my high school history teacher, Brother Costa, at Power Memorial Academy on the Upper West Side. I’ve always been a history buff.


People may be surprised to learn:  that I am a fly fishing enthusiast and love to travel to new places to fish. Some of my favorite fishing locations include the Delaware River, the Florida Keys, Bermuda, Costa Rica and Hawaii.  I also worked at a dairy farm when I was in college!


What I splurge on:  I have been a season ticket holder for the New York Yankees for 21 years. 

The best time of my day is: early morning.

Favorite movies: Bettlejuice, Jaws and The Godfather.

Favorite television shows: Antiques Roadshow and Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece Theater. I am a fan of classic mystery shows too—Colombo is a favorite.

Favorite meal: pizza. I love Johnny’s in Mount Vernon, Sal’s Pizza in Mamaroneck and Frank Pepe in Yonkers.

Favorite Book: The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstein. It is a fascinating read about origin stories for today’s society.

My favorite vacation spot: Greece. I was invited to attend a company retreat because I was a member of the LexisNexis Circle of Excellence. Some of the highlights included visting the Parthenon, the Amphitheater and island hopping.  

Three things I can’t live without: My family, clean water and coffee. 

One of my favorite things to do in Westchester:  I love playing golf. Some of my favorite courses include Sleepy Hollow, Hudson Hills and the County courses. I am always looking for new people to play with.

Best advice I ever got:  a business mentor once told me to follow through on your promises in life. There has been no greater reward, personally or professionally, than the undertaking and satisfaction of a promise to do so.

Last time I was out of my comfort zone: My wife and I are visiting colleges with my 17 year old daughter. While we are excited for our daughter to start her new journey, the whole college selection process has been surreal on so many levels.

One of my future ambitions is to: travel to Mongolia in search of Taimen, which has been called by National
Geographic the “Mongolian Terror Trout.”

One of my highlights as an affiliate member of the WCBA: I have been able to help so many WCBA members increase their productivity and better their practices. It gives me pride to see that my clients have increased their practice sizes over the years. I like to think I had a small part in their ability to succeed.

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