Karen McCain Borno

Verizon

Karen Borno serves as lead counsel for Verizon’s Enterprise Product Development organization which creates cutting edge solutions for Verizon’s enterprise customers. Ms. Borno leads a team of attorneys that counsel the company’s Network, Internet of Things (IoT), Telematics, Networkfleet, Advanced Communications, Enterprise Wireless, Medium Business/Wholesale, and Universal Identity Services groups on product development, go-to-market, and decommissioning issues. Ms. Borno’s practice includes negotiating agreements with Verizon’s key technology partners, advising on strategic transactions, reviewing new product offerings to ensure compliance with federal, state and other applicable laws, and advocating on behalf of her clients in connection with legislation impacting their portfolios.

Since joining the company in 2004, Ms. Borno has held several positions with increasing responsibility within Verizon’s Public Policy Law & Security department. As part of the Global Operations Legal group Ms. Borno led efforts to integrate the products of newly acquired companies, executed go-to-market plans, streamlined processes to deliver rationalized product portfolios, and hosted department-wide CLEs on various topics. Prior to her stint with Global Operations she spent several years negotiating cloud, security, professional services and other global IT solutions arrangements for Verizon’s Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 enterprise customers.

Before joining the company, Ms. Borno was an attorney in the eCommerce and Intellectual Property group of The Nasdaq Stock Market’s Office of General Counsel. At NASDAQ, she negotiated a variety of technology transactions, provided regulatory advice to the company’s Political Action Committee, and worked closely with the Corporate Secretary on corporate filings and board matters related to NASDAQ’s non-US affiliates.

Karen Borno is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law and earned her BA with honors from Hampton University. Professionally and civically, Karen is a board member of the Potomac Valley Chapter of Jack and Jill of America and is a co-chair for the Technology & IP Forum of the Association of Corporate Counsel – National Capitol Region where she has presented on multiple panels on topics ranging from best practices for negotiating cloud computing deals to emerging technologies. She is a co-chair of the Verizon Legal Diversity Advisory Group and manages the company’s DC Metro Legal Intern Program.

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