Management

Adriana Sosa

General Counsel

  • Denver, Colorado
  • Doctor of Law, Universidade de São Paulo - Post-Graduate Contract Law Degree, Law School of the Catholic University of São Paulo
  • 23
    Years of Experience

Professional Bio

Dynamic and innovative Legal leader with 20 years of experience in the Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing sectors, specialized in international transactions, complex contract negotiations, and channel distribution matters. Passionate about people development, simplification, globalization, and a business-first approach to delivering legal services. Strong track record of attracting and developing culturally diverse, high-performing, business-focused, international and domestic teams. Held worldwide legal leadership roles for Fortune 200 companies.

USA
Denver, Colorado

Technology Expertise

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    Intermediate
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Employment History

TTEC January 2020 - September 2022

Vice President & Chief Counsel

Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation March 2018 - December 2019

Associate General Counsel - Chief Counsel - Tech Services

Global Legal lead for the company's cloud and infrastructure as a services business unit. Responsible for creating policies, playbooks and processes to improve legal support to various business models, drafting and negotiating complex transactions, advising on all legal matters pertaining to the B.U.

CSG March 2014 - March 2018

Chief Counsel

CSG May 2011 - March 2014

Senior Counsel - Americas

TeleTech May 2010 - May 2011

Senior Corporate Counsel

Sun Microsystems, Inc. June 2008 - February 2010

Senior Legal Counsel

  • Advising the Sun Microsystems Channels Marketing and Sun's Partner andAlliances Sales organizations on new business models, channel partner programs, competition law, outbound distribution agreements, and strategic alliances;
  • Influencing Sun's channel partner strategy programs;Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating channel partner agreements and programs;
  • Drafting channel compliance policies;
  • Incorporating Joint Ventures in emerging markets (Latin America) and building legal infrastructure for Sun Microsystems Equity Partner Program;
  • Serving as the channels legal group's primary interface into Sun's BusinessConduct Office;
  • Serving as Chief of Staff for Partners Industries and Market Integrity Legal Department.
Sun Microsystems do Brasil Ind. e Com. Ltda. May 2006 - June 2008

Legal Manager

  • Head of legal department supporting Brazil (US$ 250M revenue).
  • Responsible for negotiation of sales of products, support and consulting services agreements, partnerships and channels agreements, vendor agreements;
  • Responsible for the development of specific legal programs, trainings and all corporate compliance matters;
  • Directly involved with all employment, administrative, tax, corporate and consumer law matters of the Brazilian subsidiary.
  • First point of contact for litigation (outsourced) and intellectual property issues (headquarters legal);
  • Member of the board of officers of the subsidiary and corporate governance council.
USA
USA

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Thought Leadership

Employment History

TTEC January 2020 - September 2022

Vice President & Chief Counsel

Cognizant Technology Solutions U.S. Corporation March 2018 - December 2019

Associate General Counsel - Chief Counsel - Tech Services

Global Legal lead for the company's cloud and infrastructure as a services business unit. Responsible for creating policies, playbooks and processes to improve legal support to various business models, drafting and negotiating complex transactions, advising on all legal matters pertaining to the B.U.

CSG March 2014 - March 2018

Chief Counsel

CSG May 2011 - March 2014

Senior Counsel - Americas

TeleTech May 2010 - May 2011

Senior Corporate Counsel

Sun Microsystems, Inc. June 2008 - February 2010

Senior Legal Counsel

  • Advising the Sun Microsystems Channels Marketing and Sun's Partner andAlliances Sales organizations on new business models, channel partner programs, competition law, outbound distribution agreements, and strategic alliances;
  • Influencing Sun's channel partner strategy programs;Reviewing, drafting, and negotiating channel partner agreements and programs;
  • Drafting channel compliance policies;
  • Incorporating Joint Ventures in emerging markets (Latin America) and building legal infrastructure for Sun Microsystems Equity Partner Program;
  • Serving as the channels legal group's primary interface into Sun's BusinessConduct Office;
  • Serving as Chief of Staff for Partners Industries and Market Integrity Legal Department.
Sun Microsystems do Brasil Ind. e Com. Ltda. May 2006 - June 2008

Legal Manager

  • Head of legal department supporting Brazil (US$ 250M revenue).
  • Responsible for negotiation of sales of products, support and consulting services agreements, partnerships and channels agreements, vendor agreements;
  • Responsible for the development of specific legal programs, trainings and all corporate compliance matters;
  • Directly involved with all employment, administrative, tax, corporate and consumer law matters of the Brazilian subsidiary.
  • First point of contact for litigation (outsourced) and intellectual property issues (headquarters legal);
  • Member of the board of officers of the subsidiary and corporate governance council.