As Chief Legal Officer, LaTanya is responsible for leading Edgewell’s legal matters, including overseeing the company’s litigation and disputes, intellectual property, contracting, compliance program, and providing legal counsel relating to all regulatory, sales and marketing.
LaTanya has a proven track record as a dynamic team leader and brings more than 20 years of legal experience and considerable depth in global consumer goods to Edgewell. Most recently, she served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer of BIC® Corp. In that role, she led a team with global responsibility for legal strategy and execution, in addition to global transactions including complex litigation management, human resources/employee relations, crisis management, commercial transactions, compliance and corporate governance.
Prior to this, she held positions of increasing responsibility within the legal function at BIC®, both in the United States and internationally. Before joining BIC® in 2015, LaTanya held several legal positions at Diageo PLC, a global leader in beverage alcohol, including General Counsel, Guinness Breweries, and Director and Senior Counsel of Diageo North America. She began her career in private practice as an associate at Paul Hastings LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and Shipman & Goodwin LLP, specializing in corporate law and business finance and restructuring.
LaTanya earned her Bachelor of Arts in political science and Doctor of Laws from Trinity College, where she serves on the Board of Trustees, and earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she currently serves as an adjunct professor.