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Valentina Moreno – Uber Central America, Panama and the Caribbean

Valentina Moreno, a native of Venezuela, has seen it all and wears many hats at Uber Central America, Panama and the Caribbean. Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, she’s the picture of empowerment at the billion-dollar transportation networking giant. She’s evaluating the legal and organizational risks for the company operating in 785 metropolitan areas throughout […]

Valentino DiGiorgio – Boston Market Corp./Rohan Group of Companies

Having weathered a tough 2020, two iconic brands, Boston Market and Corner Bakery Café, are in growth mode. The fast casual restaurant and café chains were struggling when the Rohan Group of Companies acquired them during the pandemic that shuttered eateries of all brands. Attorney Valentino DiGiorgio having aided Rohan boss Jignesh “Jay” Pandya in […]

Valeria Plastino – Lumen Technologies

For nearly as long she can remember, Valeria Plastino has wanted to connect the world though business and communications. Coming of age in Argentina, she was fascinated with globalization and the development of the internet. And she was just as interested in how legal traditions would be applied to global business changes. Now vice president, […]

Value-driven GC oversees 23 acquisitions in seven years

It’s a well-known perk of the construction industry: workers get to see the fruits of their labor. That’s not limited to the field staff driving nails or the superintendents watching buildings rise, though. The benefit is true for general counsels in the construction and engineering realm, as well. General counsels, like Richard Tong, see the […]

Vanessa Allen Sutherland – Norfolk Southern Corp.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” This Nelson Mandela quote has always been a favorite of Vanessa Allen Sutherland. And now is the time for inspiration, she said, speaking to Vanguard as COVID-19 infections were likely starting to peak nationwide in early April. As executive vice president and chief legal officer at Atlanta-based […]

Vanessa Manrique – GE Healthcare

The lack of life-sustaining ventilators became obvious in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19, launching General Electric on a mission to produce and distribute the much-needed devices to hospitals worldwide. It’s been a challenge, to say the least, says General Electric Healthcare Mexico Senior Legal Counsel Vanessa Manrique—noting the trade war going on between the […]

Vanessa Vilar – Unilever

Working for a company that’s been doing business in her country for almost 90 years, one might expect Vanessa Vilar, Unilever’s general counsel for Brazil, to help conduct business as usual. However, that’s hardly her style or intent as she directs contract management, protects brand names and intellectual property, and oversees M&A and litigation for […]

Vanessa Walton – InnovAge

The van pulls into the driveway at 8:00 a.m.—right on time. The driver then shuttles you to a clinic in your community. After a routine checkup, it’s time for lunch, followed by a few hours of bridge—all in the same facility. By 4:00 p.m., you’re back home getting ready for tonight’s family dinner. It’s a […]

Vee Leonard – Florida Gulf Coast University

Short of founding your own firm, being able to grow in tandem with a legal-backed institution—through all the triumphs and pitfalls that follow—is something of a rarity. Then again, there’s a lot about Vee Leonard’s story that seems unlikely. Married at 18, mother at 19, law degree some quarter-century later and myriad life trials, Vee […]

Veronica Torres – Comscore

Veronica Torres has always wanted to be a lawyer who helps people, but it didn’t happen how she thought it would. When she was in law school, she worked in immigration law and with survivors of domestic violence, and while both areas were rewarding, she knew neither was the right fit. Nonetheless, the experiences confirmed […]

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