14 August 2019

Counsel quartet make Latina power list

A quartet of Latina counsel make the cut as general counsel praises his deputy general counsel as she heads up the lawyers on the cross-industry list.

By Dr David Cowan

The 50 most powerful Latinas in corporate America is compiled by the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) in collaboration with Fortune magazine. The four counsel on the list come from real estate and retail companies.

Making the cut

The quartet making the cut are: Elizabeth Atlee, senior vice president and deputy general counsel of CBRE Group (number 38), Talita Ramos-Erickson, general counsel (Americas) &
Ceo of Casa Barilla Restuarants, Barilla Group (41), Elisa Garcia, chief legal officer
Of Macy's Inc (42), and, Cristina Gonzalez, chief legal officer at Staples, Inc (49).


“We are very proud of Liz and this well-deserved recognition of her professional accomplishments,” says Larry Midler, CBRE’s general counsel. “She is a savvy attorney who combines a sharp legal mind with a deep understanding of our business. Despite her very heavy responsibilities she also finds time to mentor our younger colleagues and provides a strong voice advocating for the advancement of our Hispanic and Latin professionals. Liz is not just a leader in our legal group but company-wide, serving as an influential member of our executive inclusion council.”

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