Kara M. Mignanelli, Esq, SVP of People & General Counsel
Ms. Mignanelli serves as Senior Vice President of People and General Counsel. In her role, Ms. Mignanelli oversees numerous aspects of the business, including, but not limited to, HR compliance and keeping a pulse on the most current regulations and compliance requirements affecting corporations as well as working to ensure quality and professionalism in all aspects of the business. Ms. Mignanelli has cross-functional experience in multiple areas including litigation, compliance, social media, privacy, employment law, intellectual property, estate planning, corporate formation, and risk management. She is responsible for all aspects of the company's legal needs and all HR. Ms. Mignanelli also created the Governance, Risk Management and Compliance summit in 2009 and more recently the HR Compliance and Social Recruiting Strategies Conferences.
Prior to joining GSMI, Ms. Mignanelli was the managing associate at Boyd Contreras LLP. Her practice focused primarily on civil litigation involving business disputes. Ms. Mignanelli's litigation experience includes business litigation, partnership and contract disputes, personal injury, labor and employment law, trade secrets misappropriation, and legal malpractice. She also maintains a solo practice offering transactional legal services including estate planning, probate, family law and corporate formation. Before practicing law, Ms. Mignanelli was Director of the Social Policy Center at the Performance Institute where she managed conference production staff and successfully executed over 30 conference and training events, accounting for the largest profit generating center of the company.
Ms. Mignanelli obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Relations from Rutgers University. She earned a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law and is a licensed member of the State Bar of California.