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The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America


Program Year

Fellow: 2021

Areas of Practice

  • Government & Regulatory
  • Government & Regulatory > Financial Institutions Regulation
  • Government & Regulatory > Insurance Regulation
  • Government & Regulatory > Political Campaign Finance & Expenditure Regulation & Compliance
  • Insurance > Insurance Broker-Dealers
  • Insurance > Insurance Guaranty Systems
  • Insurance > Regulation
  • Legislative/Lobbying

Leadership Positions

I am Vice President & Counsel, Regulatory & Legislative Affairs at the Guardian Life Insurance Company where I am responsible for the company's state government relations activities in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and Wisconsin. I am active in the company's diversity and inclusion efforts. I am the founder of Guardian's Women's Leadership Network, an employee resource group with over 400 members and 6 chapters across the U.S. and in India. I also served as the first Diversity Strategy Partner for the Law, Compliance and Government Affairs Department. Prior to joining Guardian, I served as Chief of Staff to the President of MetLife International. In that capacity, I was responsible for coordinating all global business activities, projects and functions on behalf of the President in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. I attained a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University and a J.D. from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. I received my MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business with specializations in Leadership and Global Business.

Law School

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University