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DEI Committee Leadership

  • Véronique Staco, Vice President DEI Committee, In-House Counsel, WTW
  • Constantine Athanas, Co-Chair, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, DAVIS Construction
  • Elizabeth Jones, Co-Chair, Compliance Director, Cambridge International Systems, Inc. 

The DEI Committee is composed of three related yet distinct subcommittees:

  • Advocates & Allies Subcommittee 
  • Leadership Development Subcommittee
  • Programming Subcommittee

Advocates & Allies Subcommittee

Mission Statement

Support the DEI Committee through active affiliation and engagement, cultivating and strengthening alliances with historically disadvantaged and underserved communities in ways that advance or promote diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the legal profession.

Subcommittee Members

  • Hannah M. Breshin, Co-Chair, VP, Deputy General Counsel, CACI
  • Jessica Lee Young, Co-Chair, Associate General Counsel, North America Immigration Counsel, Capgemini
  • Mikki Barry, Assistant General Counsel, Workday
  • Charlotte Bernard, In-House Counsel, Google
  • Kecia Boney Lewis, Senior Managing Associate General Counsel, Verizon
  • Henrique Canarim, VP, Senior Assistant General Counsel, Leidos
  • Patrick Chaing, Associate General Counsel, Sallie Mae
  • Daniel Enos, In-House Counsel, MAG Aerospace
  • Stephanie Frank, VP, Associate General Counsel, Thriveworks
  • Nicole Greenidge Hoskins, Senior VP, General Counsel, Human Rights Campaign
  • Elizabeth Jones, Co-Chair, Compliance Director, Cambridge International Systems, Inc.
  • Audrey Jean, General Counsel, 3E Company
  • Syeda Maghrabi, Principal Corporate Counsel, Global Employment and Migration
  • Kristin Meister, In-House Counsel, IDEMIA
  • Valeria Pelton, In-House Counsel, Freddie Mac
  • Allison Reilly, In-House Counsel
  • Deborah Rochkind, Associate General Counsel, Amtrack
  • Laura Semple, Assistant General Counsel, Amentum
  • Mara Senn, Executive Global Compliance Lead, GE Healthcare
  • Ernest, Tuckett, General Counsel, ESG Leader; Corporate Secretary & Compliance Officer, VERISIGN

If you are interested in becoming a part of this subcommittee, send us an email to

Leadership Development Subcommittee

  • Caroline Leary, Co-Chair COO & General Counsel, Environmental Working Group
  • Jesse Raben, Co-Chair, Strategic Executive, General Counsel, JDRF International
  • Ellen Rice, Co-Chair, VP & Assistant General Counsel, Global Head of Employment Law and Compliance, Celonis
  • Angeline Chen, In-House Counsel, MarkLogic
  • Jackie Davis, Deputy General Counsel - Commercial & Global Business Operations, Atlassian
  • Lisa Greenlees, VP and Senior Counsel, ESG, Marriott International
  • Scotch Perdue, General Counsel, Fluor Corporation
  • Richard Sexton, Senior Counsel, BAE Systems
  • Jocelyn Starzak, General Counsel, World Wildlife Fund
  • Merve Williams, Deputy General Counsel, North America, WTW

Programming Subcommittee

Mission Statement - Serve as a resource for lawyers to allow them to take info back to their companies.

Subcommittee Members

  • Geralda Jean, Co-Chair, Associate General Counsel- Legal & Governance, Capital One
  • Te-Mika Warner, Co-Chair, VP & Deputy General Counsel, Fannie Mae
  • Raul Bhat, In-House Counsel, dentsu
  • Cindy Boyle, General Counsel, Employment, Willis Towers Watson
  • Stephanie Gilliard, General Counsel, Intuitive
  • Rhonda Lees, Vice President, Senior Counsel, American Bankers Association
  • Ariel Martin, In-House Counsel, Commom App
  • Matt Seiler, VP, General Counsel, National Community Pharmacists Association
  • Mara Senn, Executive Global Compliance Lead, GE Healthcare

    Interested in Volunteering?

    Interested in joining the programming committee and helping in-house attorneys make an impact on DEI at their companies? Email to connect with a DEI Programming Subcommittee leader.