Vanessa is Associate General Counsel and Director of Human Resources for Engage.
Vanessa directs the Engage HR Consultant team, advises internal teams on a wide range of HR compliance matters, and works closely with Engage clients across industries to help them navigate employment law issues.
Joining the Engage team in 2014 as an Assistant General Counsel and HR Consultant, Vanessa supported Engage clients - primarily in the Northeast - on a variety of complex HR and employment issues. Prior to joining Engage, Vanessa was an employee relations manager at a unionized public utility where she managed employee and labor relations issues for 500+ employees. She also previously handled HR compliance issues for Time Inc., was an associate at the law firm Kaye Scholer LLP, and served as a law clerk at Kane Kessler P.C. where she supported the Labor and Employment group with a focus on their unionized hospitality clients.
Vanessa earned a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.