Board of Trustees Secretary
Alejandra Montenegro Almonte practices in the area of international
corporate compliance across a variety of regulatory matters, focusing
primarily on corruption and economic sanctions. Her experience on
corruption and sanctions matters is multifaceted and includes internal
investigations, voluntary disclosures, risk assessments, compliance
program development, trainings, and audits. She has represented
multinational companies before various government agencies, including
the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), the
Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA). Ms. Montenegro Almonte is a native
Spanish-speaker and is equally comfortable conducting legal matters in
both English and Spanish.
Before joining Miller & Chevalier, Ms. Montenegro Almonte was General
Counsel for the North American and Latin American Division of gategroup,
a global provider of products, services, and solutions related to the
onboard experience of airline and rail passengers. In that role, she
oversaw all legal affairs for eight of gategroup's subsidiaries and was the strategic advisor to the senior and executive management teams of the
United States, Canada, and Latin America on all legal and regulatory
matters arising in North America and Latin America, including regulatory,
compliance, litigation, and transactional matters. While at gategroup, Ms.
Montenegro Almonte developed and implemented compliance programs
across her Division, including on corruption and economic sanctions. As
Chair of gategroup's North American and Latin American Business
Compliance Committees, she led a cross-functional management team to
proactively manage compliance matters across the Americas.
Prior to joining gategroup, Ms. Montenegro Almonte was a litigation
associate at two Am Law 100 firms. While at Harvard Law School, she
served as president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau.
Ms. Montenegro Almonte is a frequent speaker on compliance and
litigation issues at national and international conferences, including the
American Conference Institute (ACI) and American Bar Association