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Global business attorney leading the Prepared Foods Business Unit Legal Team at Tyson Foods, the largest food company in the United States. Collaborating with Global Corporate Services and Global Litigation and Investigations, finding responsive solutions, and navigating a course for the future. Lead and develop team of lawyers and paralegals in the Business Unit. Manage the Business Unit’s legal budget. Specific Duties include overseeing and managing legal advice and support for the Prepared Foods Business Unit, including, marketing and innovation activities, distributor arrangements, trade practices, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, business development transactions, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, disputes, and international matters. Over 17 years experience at Global Law Firms focusing on complex business disputes, corporate fraud, compliance. Board Certified in International Litigation and Arbitration.

Vice President and Associate General Counsel

effie.silva@tyson.com
Tyson Foods, Inc.
400 S JEFFERSON STREET
Suite 3400
Chicago, IL, US 60607
www.tyson.com
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312-614-6524

Fellow Year

2014

Areas of Practice

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Banking & Financial Services
Business/Commercial
Class Action/Complex Litigation
Compliance
Contracts
Corporate Governance
Entertainment & Media
Food & Beverage
Health Care
Internal Investigations
International Law
Litigation
Other
Privacy & Data Security
Private Equity
Regulatory
White Collar

Industry

Food Industry

Leadership Positions

•FloridaBar - International Litigation and Arbitration Bar Certification Committee, 2018-Present - The Florida Bar Annual Convention Committee, Member, 2017-Present - Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Member, 2017-Present • American Bar Association - Editorial Board of the Dispute Resolution Magazine, 2013-Present - Commissioner, Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities, 2017-Present - Regional Co-chair, Judicial Internship Opportunity Program, 2015-Present - Member, Diversity and Inclusion Section of Litigation, 2017 • Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) - Florida Deputy Regional President, Region VIII, 2014-2018 - GenNexter Poder25 and Corporate Counsel Committee, 2018-Present

Law School

University of Florida Levin College of Law

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