Vandana Venkatesh

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer for Verizon, Vandana is responsible and has oversight for all Legal and Corporate Security functions for the company.  

Before assuming this role in October 2022, she was Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Verizon Consumer Group, which provides wireline voice, data, and TV products and services, and wireless connected experiences to more than 100 million consumers every day. She has been with Verizon for two decades.

Previously, she was the General Counsel for Verizon’s Enterprise business unit which delivers business solutions to global enterprises and governments, including 99% of the Fortune 500.  She has held other roles at Verizon leading the legal functions for Verizon’s IT and Sourcing & Procurement organizations, supporting transactions for all of Verizon’s spend as well as data security, outsourcing, and supply chain issues impacting Verizon.

Prior to joining Verizon, Vandana was a lawyer with Genuity, an internet start-up, and an Associate at the law firms of Morse, Barnes-Browne, & Pendleton and Bingham Dana where she was counsel to internet, high tech, and biotech startups.  Before her career in the law, she was a Congressional Aide to Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Philanthropy

Vandana sits on the board of Bottom Line, a non-profit that seeks to improve college access and success for first generation students.

Educational Background

Vandana has a law degree from Georgetown University Law School, and a Master and Bachelor’s degree in History from UCLA.

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