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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 […]

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 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 […]

Victor Manuel Manzano Macías – Pirelli Mexico

General counsels and chief legal officers often claim additional roles—executive vice president and corporate secretary being two of the most popular. Multiple titles sure look good on a letterhead or LinkedIn page, after all. It’s a club that Victor Manuel Manzano Macias, who helps oversee the Mexican operations of international tire heavyweight Pirelli, is proud […]

Victoria Beckman — Frost Brown Todd LLC

There are many areas in Victoria Beckman’s life where she’s broken the mold of expectation, like becoming a champion roller figure skater in her native Colombia. And becoming one of the first women from her country’s coffee belt to become a cybersecurity legal expert in the United States. Now working in Ohio, Beckman’s a co-chair […]

Victoria Labriola — American Renal Associates

When a dialysis patient, who happened to be a veteran, was repeatedly left stranded at a clinic after his exhausting treatments, the manager was at a loss about what to do and turned to Victoria Labriola for help. The goal was to make sure this patient would no longer be left behind and could get […]

Victoria Newman – TMX Finance Family of Companies

Epiphanies can strike at any time: in moments of peace or panic, on a living room recliner or streets half a world away. Victoria Newman’s came right in the middle of a Caesar salad. While attending a conference for general counsels in Naples, Florida, Newman had dinner with a longtime legal head at a Canadian […]

Vid Mohan-Ram – J.R. Simplot Company

Vid Mohan-Ram views life through a “what if?” lens. What if I applied my PhD in genetics and molecular biology to perform fingerprinting and gene screening of purebred dogs? What if, as a lawyer, I helped streamline and simplify the complicated IP process? What if I used my breadth of experience to encourage others to […]

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