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Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Jennifer serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary of AutoGravity Corporation, a fintech based in Irvine, California, seeking to revolutionize the car-buying experience and empower car shoppers with transparency, convenience and speed. Previously, Jennifer was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary of Gateway One Lending & Finance, LLC from 2015 to 2017. Jennifer spent the previous eight years at Toyota Financial Services, where she last served as head of the Legal Department’s Corporate Transactions Group, covering the practice areas of securities transactions and reporting, capital markets and derivatives, broker-dealer, corporate governance, commercial secured and unsecured lending, vendor contracts and financial institutions regulation. Jennifer established and led the Legal Department’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee at both Gateway and Toyota. Jennifer practiced in the fields of securities law and capital markets at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, spending time in the firm’s New York, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. offices. Before attending law school, she acted as speechwriter to United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and studied international trade law in Japan on a Fulbright fellowship.
Executive Management, Strategy, Team Building, Diversity & Inclusion, Law, Compliance and Governance
Privacy and information security; blockchain
Committed, Perseverance, Integrity
Gambare! No exact translation from Japanese but roughly it means “give it your all and persevere!”
Despite my having grown up in California and having been in the auto industry for over 10 years, I did not learn how to drive until I was in my late 20s.
Mutual trust, humility, openness to continuous learning, openness to people who think and behave differently than oneself.
Build networks and serve as a bridge within and outside your organization.
Cultivating relationships is more important than what you know or do.