The Lobster Trap: Risk Management with Stephanie Garcia
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
325 N St Paul St
Dallas, TX 75201
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As Principal and Chief Legal Officer at Corgan, Stephanie is responsible for all of their functions worldwide, including compliance, risk management, contracting, and ESOP administration. She does what she can to help her colleagues succeed — but always with the larger firm in mind. “As the CLO, it is my job to help figure out how to get to a ‘yes’ within legal parameters and based upon what is best for the firm,” Stephanie says. “My goal is always to try and make things happen.”
Her colleagues are what inspire her most — “the really smart and creative people who create amazing spaces,” Stephanie says — and she’s proud of the culture they’ve built together. Her work helping Corgan transition to an Employee Stock Ownership model has been some of the most rewarding, she says. “Giving employees ownership in the firm says a lot about the Corgan culture and how it values every employee,” says Stephanie. She is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel and serves on the board of the Women’s In-House Network.
Stephanie takes great pride in raising her twin daughters and finds pleasure in pursuing her love of wine with her husband. “We collect wine, and most of our travel involves going to great places to try new wines,” she says. Her favorite wine destination thus far: Mendoza, Argentina.
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