SourceAmerica's Chief Legal Officer Named One of DC's Top Corporate Counsel

By SourceAmerica 03/04/2015

VIENNA, VA – March 4, 2015 -- Raquel Tamez, Chief Legal Officer at SourceAmerica, has been named one of the "2015 Corporate Counsel Trending 40" by Legal Bisnow and the Association of Corporate Counsel. These honorees represent the top legal in-house counsel who have distinguished themselves as key contributors in DC's fastest growing and most active companies.

The host committee and leaders from the legal and business communities in the Washington region joined to recognize the legal talent in the area at a special event on March 11, hosted in Crystal City, Virginia.

At SourceAmerica, Tamez is responsible for all of legal, ethics and compliance, enterprise risk management, regulatory, contracts management, board governance and information governance. Tamez also dedicates time to pro bono matters and has served as a board member for several nonprofit organizations.

In her previous roles, Raquel served as the deputy general counsel of litigation and e-Discovery counsel at CSC, a global IT services and solutions provider. Prior to joining CSC, Raquel was in private practice at a law firm in Dallas, Texas.

After starting her legal career as a trial attorney in the US Dept. of Labor Solicitor's Office, she joined Mary Kay, Inc., an international cosmetics company. As in-house counsel, she handled international employment matters for 35 subsidiaries as well as domestic-manufacturing labor and employment. She then served as the vice president and corporate counsel for ACS, Inc., a global BPO and IT outsourcing company, where she managed all aspects of litigation and oversaw the development and implementation of the company’s worldwide compliance training program.

Raquel is an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association of DC. She speaks fluent Spanish and has received national recognition as a recipient of the Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award bestowed by the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility. Raquel was featured in the "Leading Latinas" June 2013 issue of Hispanic Executive and was honored with the designation of "R-3 100: The Next Generation of General Counsel" in the August 2013 issue of Inside Counsel.