2024 Leadership Summit Speaker

Virginia Chavez Romano

Deputy General Counsel & US General Counsel



Virginia is an attorney who has lived and practiced law in New York City since 1998. In February of last year, she joined global advertising and communications agency Havas as Deputy General Counsel and US General Counsel. Before joining Havas, Virginia was a partner for six years at the law firm of White & Case, LLP. Prior to that, she spent 14 years in government, as an Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a Deputy Attorney General at the New York State Attorney General’s Office, and an Associate Deputy Attorney General with the US Department of Justice. Virginia began her legal career as a litigation associate at Willkie Farr & Gallagher.