Powerlist Members

Adam Balfour

Adam Balfour photo General counsel, Latin America | Bridgestone Americas

Bridgestone has long held a strong presence in Latin America and now, through the various subsidiaries that form its Latin American Tire division, operates more tire sales outlets than any rival manufacturer in the region. Adam Balfour joined Bridgestone as senior legal counsel in 2014 and was appointed general counsel for Latin America two years …

Adlin Castro-Escobar

Adlin Castro-Escobar photo Director and assistant general counsel, debt capital markets | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Since 2013, Adlin Castro-Escobar has advised on broker-dealer, investment grade and Latin America debt capital markets transactions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York, where she serves as assistant general counsel. Described as a ‘talented lawyer and a valuable member of the team’, she impressed nominators with her ‘intelligence and work ethic’ while …

Adrián Fernández Mondragón

Adrián Fernández Mondragón photo Regional Chief Counsel & Compliance Officer Latin America | CommScope

Adrián Fernández Mondragón is regional chief counsel and compliance officer for Latin America at broadband, enterprise, and wireless infrastructure company CommScope. He handles a range of matters, from transactional work to government relations and data privacy and is, says one nominator, ‘a hugely experienced Latin America-facing counsel who brings sound judgement to each and every …

Adrienne Cornejo

Adrienne Cornejo photo Vice president legal affairs | Phoenix Packaging

Adrienne Cornejo has more than 25 years of legal experience across in-house and private practice roles, covering different sectors and holding a number of international roles. In her current role as vice president and general counsel of Phoenix Group, a private packaging company based in Florida with operations in the United States, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, …

Alex J. Tolston

Alex J. Tolston photo Executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary | Hemisphere Media Group

Alex Tolston is general counsel of Hemisphere Media Group (NASDAQ: HMTV), a leading publicly traded Spanish-language media company that operates television networks in the US and Latin America. One nominator, a senior partner at a US law firm, says the following: ‘I consistently interact with general counsel of large corporations and Tolston – by far …

Alexandra Pizzinini

Alexandra Pizzinini photo Latin America regional counsel | Swiss Re

Alexandra Pizzinini has three post-graduate degrees and is fluent in five languages (English, France, Spanish, Portuguese, and German). This thirst for knowledge has shaped her professional life as a lawyer. Based in New York, Pizzinini is currently the Latin American regional counsel for Swiss Re, a global provider of insurance and reinsurance solutions. In this …

Alix Apollon

Alix Apollon photo Vice-president & regional counsel | UPS Americas

UPS, the world’s largest package delivery company, has been increasingly active in Latin America over recent years, investing in new facilities as it seeks to compete with rival carriers for a share of the regional healthcare market. As part of these activites it has opened healthcare product centres in Brazil and Chile, expanded its pharmaceuticals …

Allison Tomlinson

Allison Tomlinson photo Regional counsel (Northeast and Latin America) | Gensler

Allison Tomlinson is lead counsel in the Northeast region and Latin America at architecture, design, planning and consulting firm Gensler, where she provides legal support to offices in Mexico, Brazil and Costa Rica as well as five offices in the US and Canada. Tomlinson handles everything from litigation to human resources and employment issues and …

Ana Siegel

Ana Siegel photo Senior vice president and general counsel for Hispanic Enterprises and Content | NBCUniversal

Described by one senior law firm partner as ‘one of the strongest general counsel I have ever worked with’, Ana Siegel received a wide range of nominations for her work at NBCUniversal as well as for her previous role at Fox Latin America Channels. Since 2015 she has been lead counsel for Hispanic Enterprises and …

Andrea Mon

Andrea Mon photo Associate general counsel – Latin America region | Rockwell Automation

Andrea Mon oversees legal affairs relating to Rockwell’s subsidiaries in Latin America, a region home to the company’s largest factory – located in Monterrey, Mexico – as well as major production facilities based in Tecate, Mexico and Jundiai, Brazil. She also advises the company’s regional president and monitors antitrust and competition law compliance throughout the …

Andrés Cedrón

Andrés Cedrón photo Senior legal counsel and senior director of compliance | Stryker Corporation

Andrés Cedrón joined Michigan-based Fortune 500 medical technologies company Stryker Corporation in 2010 as its first dedicated Latin America legal specialist. He now heads the legal and compliance teams responsible for Stryker’s Latin America and Canada businesses, acts as legal director for its Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa divisions, and sits as part of …

Andrew Balcar

Andrew Balcar photo Assistant general counsel | Murray Energy Corporation

Andrew Balcar joined Ohio-based Murray Energy Corporation, one of the largest independent operators of coalmines in the US, in 2013 as assistant general counsel. He has substantial experience of dealing with Latin America-based matters, including acting as project lead on Murray Energy Corporation’s acquisition of Colombian mining company Colombia Natural Resources (CNR) from Goldman Sachs …

Andy Smith

Andy Smith photo General counsel, North and South America | Valeo

Andy Smith heads legal operations across the Americas for French multinational automotive components supplier Valeo. Based in Troy, Michigan Smith’s role sees him cover a huge range of markets and issues. Though he covers both US and Latin American legal affairs, nominators pointed to his expertise in the latter market. Fluent in Spanish and able …

Armando Gómez

Armando Gómez photo Area Legal Director – LATAM | AstraZeneca

For nearly 30 years now, Armando Gómez has worked for some of the largest multinationals active in Latin America, including Colgate-Palmolive (1989-1998), GSK Mexico (1998-2001), Eli Lilly (2004-2010) and, since 2011, AstraZeneca. He also spent time at Mexican IP firm Becerril, Coca & Becerril (2001-2004), where he represented some of the world’s largest pharmaceuticals companies …

Bernardo González-Irizarry

Bernardo González-Irizarry photo Legal affairs director, Puerto Rico, Caribbean and Central America and Latin America compliance lead | Merck

Described by one nominator as ‘an exceptional lawyer with a deep understanding of the commercial dynamics that govern cross-border matters’, Bernardo González-Irizarry has been a member of Merck’s legal team since 2006. He joined as the global pharmaceuticals giant’s head of legal for the Caribbean region and has since taken on additional responsibility for all …

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