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As Senior Assistant General Counsel at Altria Client Services, Teresa is principal legal counsel for the company’s Chief Growth Officer, tasked with helping the CGO and his organization identify and pursue strategic and innovative growth priorities across the tobacco landscape. She previously functioned as U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company’s primary counsel, advising on antitrust, marketing, regulatory compliance, and litigation risk. She is also a member of Altria Group’s Legal Management Team.

Teresa joined Altria, a Fortune 200 company, in 2011 as Senior Counsel. Prior to this she was an associate in the regulated industry team of Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, VA, where she was a multi-year recipient of the firm’s pro bono award. She was a 2017 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She received her B.A. degree from Duke University for Public Policy Studies and Spanish and her law degree from Northwestern Law School.

Senior Assistant General Counsel

Altria Client Services
6601 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23230

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Areas of Practice

Marketing & Advertising



Law School

Northwestern University School of Law

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