Award-Winning Corporate Counsel Roxane Marenberg on Problem Prevention

Roxane Marenberg pic Roxane Marenberg has leveraged her extensive legal experience to practice in both the federal and private sectors, having served as an attorney within the U.S. Department of Justice and a labor and employment partner at two Washington, DC, law firms. She joined Cisco Systems, Inc., as a senior director of Human Resources, Legal, and Employee Relations in 2005 and currently serves as the firm’s vice president, deputy general counsel of Global Compliance Enablement.

In 2010, Roxane Marenberg received the Best Labor & Employment Lawyer Award at the inaugural ceremony of the Best Bay Area Corporate Counsel Awards. The commendation, which was jointly sponsored by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, highlighted leading in-house corporate lawyers throughout the region.

In recognition of this honor, Ms. Marenberg was featured in the March issue of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, where she offered insight into effective strategies for solving personnel issues within an organization as expansive as Cisco. Focusing on problem prevention, she noted consistent policymaking and adequate human resources education as key factors to successful employee relations. Ensuring the application of fair and consistent policies can limit complications in disciplinary situations. Additionally, Ms. Marenberg stated the importance of maintaining relationships with a corporation’s numerous divisions to mediate conflict before it becomes problematic.


Consero Presents San Jose Corporate Compliance and Ethics Forum

Consero pic With continuously shifting market trends related to risk, regulations, and enforcement, chief compliance officers serve an increasingly valuable role within both large and small organizations. While originally focused on reactionary strategies, corporate compliance departments have evolved to integrate preventive methods of risk identification, analysis, and mitigation. As compliance professionals aim to solve issues before they become significant complications, ongoing professional education remains a crucial asset.

From December 7 to 9 at the Hayes Mansion in San Jose, California, leading industry event management firm Consero hosted the Corporate Compliance and Ethics Forum. The event provided an opportunity for compliance professionals to gain insight into industry best practices and career development opportunities. Additionally, the forum offered insight into the growing expectations placed upon chief compliance officers. The forum’s discussion topics spanned effective technology integration within compliance programs, third-party agent compliance management, and compliance in middle management. The event also offered an in-depth exploration into several risk assessment methodologies in addition to a session exploring the future of corporate compliance led by such industry experts as Cisco compliance executive Roxane Marenberg.