Estela M. Valdez is currently Vice President and General Counsel at BROWZ, LLC, a leading provider of compliance and risk evaluation software with headquarters in Draper, Utah and New York, New York. As Vice President and General Counsel, Ms. Valdez is responsible for providing direction and leadership on a wide variety of domestic and international legal issues facing the corporation, including in the areas of intellectual property, compliance and information security, labor and employment, and commercial law. Additionally, Ms. Valdez also provides direction to BROWZ’s CEO and Board of Directors on a wide range of corporate governance and legal issues.
Prior to joining BROWZ, Estela was Vice President, Lead Information Security Counsel at American Express. While at American Express, Ms. Valdez was a key member of the Technology and Digital Law Group leading a variety of global technology transactions and workplace transformation initiatives, as well as providing strategic legal support and guidance in the areas of cybersecurity, information security and privacy. Ms. Valdez has also served as Assistant General Counsel at Bowne & Co., Inc. and Vice President of Legal & Business Affairs at Deutsche Bank. At both companies, Estela specialized in domestic and international mergers & acquisitions, technology and other commercial transactions, including licensing, outsourcing and general intellectual property matters. Estela is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1998. She received her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.