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Chevez Wells

Chevez Wells

General Counsel

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
University of Iowa College of Law
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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out of 2 reviews
About
General Counsel and Senior Attorney with a broad skill-set in global commercial transactions, including drafting and negotiating complex contracts and counseling business teams on regulatory compliance. Practiced law at several Global Fortune 100 companies as an “in-house” lawyer.

Over 20 years of legal experience, which includes:

• Technology and other commercial transactions
• Procurement and vendor contracts
• B2B and distribution agreements
• NDAs
• Intellectual Property
• Data privacy and analytics
• Real estate law
• Employment law
• Digital marketing and advertising
• Project management
• People management
• Outside counsel
… read more management (including budget management experience)
20
Years
experience
Fortune 500 Badge

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chevez brings an abundance of experience in both the legal and business arenas. Her easy and pleasant working demeanor along with her open communication and dedication to her clients demonstrates her ability to deliver excellent results. An exceptional acumen for solving complex legal issues and translating those complex matters to business stakeholders make her the ideal legal lead to any company."

SaaS Licensing Agreement
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Chevez is an enthusiastic, dedicated attorney who always seeks to overachieve. As a Senior Counsel, she provided day-to-day legal advice, complex contracting support, and regulatory compliance support to my mobile devices business for over three years. Her pragmatic approach to providing legal advice is balanced, as her 25+ years of legal experience is enhanced by her strong business acumen. She works to have a deep understanding of your business goals, while facilitating legally-compliant solutions which result in immediate, positive impacts to your business. You'd be hard pressed to find an experienced lawyer more qualified than Chevez, and I wholeheartedly recommend her for any commercial contracting legal needs."

senior in-house counsel for a business which included complex contracting support, digital marketing legal advice, data privacy legal advice, intellectual property advice, and technology regulatory compliance
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Accenture

Offering Counsel Senior Manager

Jan 2012 - Apr 2018

Commercial transactions attorney for multi-billion-dollar corporation, providing regulatory and strategic contracting legal advice to several of Accenture’s outsourcing, consulting, and business services units. Lead regulatory attorney for multiple global transactions, and routinely conducted pre-merger acquisition reviews. Internal clients included senior leaders and Managing Directors.

Jan 2012 - Apr 2018

Motorola Mobility (a Lenovo company)

Senior Commercial Counsel

Oct 2007 - Jan 2011

Provided legal and business advice to V.P. and General Manager of Sales and other Senior Managers, which included advanced deal reviews, strategic legal and business analyses, advanced negotiating and contract drafting, client training, and deal process management. Areas included B2B sales and distribution, licensing, procurement, intellectual property, antitrust, marketing, trademarks, copyright

Oct 2007 - Jan 2011

Sears Holdings

Senior Marketing Counsel

Oct 2005 - Aug 2007

Counseled and supported senior-level marketing managers by providing legal and business support with respect to promotions, online advertising and marketing, e-Commerce, privacy, gift card marketing, research marketing, trademark licensing, and international distribution and marketing of consumer products. Negotiated and drafted numerous complex commercial agreements in the above areas.

Oct 2005 - Aug 2007

American Bar Association

Senior Associate General Counsel

May 1999 - Sep 2005

Provided legal counsel to senior management, officers, board of governors and its committees, and all other member and internal entities. Provided legal advice and analyses with respect to commercial contracts, consulting agreements, technology and telecommunications, e-Commerce and internet, privacy, publishing, copyrights, trademarks, association policies, incorporations, and other agreements.

May 1999 - Sep 2005

McDonald’s

Commercial Real Estate Project Attorney

May 1996 - Mar 1997

Represented the largest global food service retailer in the world with regard to the acquisition, operation, maintenance, and disposition of the real estate associated with its restaurants throughout the United States.

May 1996 - Mar 1997

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