Michelle Ifill

Verizon Corporate Services Group

Michelle C. Ifill is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the Verizon Corporate Services Group, responsible for primary legal oversight and support of the Verizon Corporate Information Technology Organization and the Chief Administrative Office, including Sourcing, Real Estate and Fleet Management.  Ms. Ifill’s team also has primary responsibility for a variety of intellectual property areas, including copyright, trademark and patent licensing. 

Before this most recent appointment, Ms. Ifill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions legal organization.  In this capacity, she was responsible for representing the legal and regulatory interests for Verizon’s $18 billion global business unit which oversees all of Verizon's wireless, wireline, IT and Cloud capabilities for enterprise and government customers globally.  Prior to this role, Ms. Ifill was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for supporting Verizon’s global enterprise sales organization, where she led a team that provided commercial legal counsel and contract negotiation support for more than $15 billion in revenue generated in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms. Ifill joined MCI, acquired by Verizon in January 2006, in 1993 as a Global Accounts Staff Attorney.  During the ensuing decade, her management role and responsibilities steadily increased, providing legal support for MCI’s global investments, corporate national accounts, call center and specialized services and enhanced integration sales.  In her role as Legal Director for corporate national accounts, Ms. Ifill was instrumental in integrating and streamlining the contracting functions and processes during the 1998 merger between MCI and WorldCom  Early in her career, Ms. Ifill was a New York City Corporate Law Associate specializing in technology agreements and international business transactions.

Fluent in French, Ms. Ifill is a founding member of the Legal Diversity Council, as well as a member of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color, the National Bar Association and an Advisory Board Member of the Ron Brown Scholars Program.

Ms. Ifill received a bachelor’s of arts in English and American Literature from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.  Ms. Ifill lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and two children.

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