LaTanya Langley serves as Vice President & General Counsel at BIC®, one of the best known international brands in writing instruments, lighters, shavers and other promotional products based in the Greater New York area. Ms. Langley has global responsibility for managing all legal matters for BIC’s largest business unit, Stationery and Anti-Corruption compliance. She is also responsible for all legal matters in BIC international markets, including, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining BIC® in October 2015, Ms. Langley held several positions at Diageo PLC, a global leader in beverage alcohol with iconic brands in spirits, beer and wine, including Director and Senior Counsel of Diageo North America, General Counsel of Diageo Guinness USA and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd. based in Accra, Ghana.
Ms. Langley joined Diageo in 2008 following positions as an Associate at Shipman & Goodwin’s Corporate Department, specializing in corporate law, commercial financing, restructurings, workouts and reorganizations and as an Associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ Business Finance and Restructuring department, specializing in complex chapter 11 reorganizations, chapter 11 liquidations, and out of court workouts.
Ms. Langley is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut. Ms. Langley received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and doctor of laws, honoris causa from Trinity College, where she serves on the Board of Fellows and received her juris doctor degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law.