Full Name
Valerie Fleming
Job Title
Senior Corporate Counsel
AAR Corp.
Speaker Bio
Valérie Demaret-Fleming is a senior member of AAR CORP. Legal Department where she is lead counsel and strategic advisor for the Commercial Programs, Distribution, Procurement and Digital divisions. Valérie supports all matters related to the global corporate governance program for the company. Valérie also serves as a member of the Privacy and Compliance Governance Committee.
Before joining AAR in August 2020, Valérie advised various divisions throughout her 12 years career at Caterpillar Inc., both in the United States and in Belgium, covering activities in the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia. Prior to becoming an in-house counsel, Valérie provided transactional and regulatory support for corporate clients in the insurance and financial services industries at Sidley Austin and in the financial and brokerage industries at Foley Lardner in Chicago. In addition to her transactional support at both companies, Valérie focuses on advising clients on corporate governance, compliance, data privacy and security, bankruptcy, and litigation. She has developed processes and training programs for her clients throughout her career. In her role as in-house counsel she is a strategic advisor and partner to her internal clients.
After five years working in Belgium for Caterpillar, Valérie and her family repatriated to Alabama in 2019 before moving back to their home state of Illinois in 2020. Valérie graduated from the Université Catholique de Louvain with a Licence en Droit and received her L.L.M. and J.D. from the University of Illinois - College of Law. She is fluent in French and English.
Valerie Fleming