Veronica is a product liability defense leader and strategist. She partners with executives and subject matter leaders in the corporate setting to optimize business results by employing proactive, preventive legal strategies. Her more than 17 years as an attorney spans a career of multiple achievements and advancements, including serving as managing counsel in litigation and tort for global retailer Walmart. In this role, Veronica supervised one of the largest tort litigation portfolios in the nation and led one of Walmart's largest legal teams to protect the reputation and financial spend of the corporation.
Veronica worked in private practice before joining Walmart as a senior counsel, then became the associate general counsel of Walmart’s Tort – Premises and Products division. In these roles she recovered millions of dollars in over 450 high exposure cases by asserting company’s rights against product and service vendors, component part suppliers and insurers, and attained a 30% reduction in inventory of product liability cases. After a promotion to general counsel of Litigation Support – Employment Class Action, she governed deployment of discovery strategies for all U.S. labor and employment litigations involving Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL) and state equivalents.
Veronica offers insight to clients on a variety of business functions including operations, employment, insurance, logistics and supply chain issues. She is a servant leader and team player with excellent interpersonal skills that foster her professional relationships.
Note: District of Columbia admission pending—practicing under the supervision of a licensed attorney.
PresentationsPanelist, Minority Corporate Counsel Association 12th Annual CLE Expo, March 2013.
Panelist, eDiscovery Institute Leadership Summit, 2015.
Panelist/Faculty, DRI Products Liability Conference - Products Liability in the Global Economy, 2008.