Dentons has appointed Victoria White (pictured) as Global Compliance Officer, reporting to John Koski, Global Chief Legal Officer. White, a dual US/UK qualified and highly experienced General Counsel and board member, brings a wealth of expertise in leading legal, compliance, and corporate affairs teams across the EMEA region.
With a background at Dentons Wilde Sapte in the UK, White later transitioned to in-house roles within various global organizations. She held the position of Head of UK&I Legal at Starbucks for four years before joining Kraft Heinz in 2014 as Vice President Legal & Corporate Affairs EMEA. During her tenure at Kraft Heinz, she successfully led a team of legal and compliance professionals responsible for 127 countries. Throughout her career, White has demonstrated a strong ability to develop and implement legal, compliance, and corporate affairs strategies within the EMEA region.
As the former General Counsel for Dentons UK, Ireland & Middle East (UKIME) Region, White led a team dedicated to providing strategic legal advice and managing compliance and risk matters. Her extensive experience and leadership will be instrumental in her new role as Global Compliance Officer, ensuring Dentons’ commitment to global compliance excellence.
On her appointment, White commented: “In an increasingly complex landscape, robust central compliance counsel is invaluable in ensuring we are operating successfully. I am excited to join a talented team who provide thorough support and make a positive impact to our people, clients and communities around the world.”
“Victoria is a highly engaged leader who promotes excellence and provides real commercial value as a trusted advisor at Senior Management and C-Suite level,” said John Koski, Chief Legal Officer at Dentons. “We are thrilled to have her join our Firmwide team and know we will benefit greatly from her global experience which has spanned both blue chip in-house roles and private practice.”
“A synchronized approach to risk, security and compliance is increasingly important in our multi-jurisdictional landscape,” said Elliott Portnoy, Dentons’ Global CEO. “I am delighted to welcome Victoria to the team; she brings outstanding experience and will add immediate value to the leadership of these areas at Dentons.”