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.