Full Name
Laura Vega
Job Title
Associate General Counsel & Senior Director, Legal Affairs
Speaker Bio
Laura Schiesl Vega is currently Assistant General Counsel, Senior Director and Head of Legal Affairs for MicroVention, Inc., a world leading rapidly growing medical device company and pioneer of the development of neuroendovascular technologies. Her key responsibilities include leading the Legal Affairs department, M&A, commercial contracting, employment and product liability litigation, strategic initiatives, data protection and privacy, and global corporate governance.
Laura has served as a founder and leader in important initiatives throughout her career. In 2018, Laura founded Insight Enterprise, Inc.’s first teammate resource group, Women With Insight, and served as its Executive Sponsor growing the resource group to almost 1000 members. Laura is continuing her efforts in professional development, recruitment, advancement, and retention at MicroVention, Inc., and is Program Director for the Women in Business Affinity Group and is a key facilitator for cross-functional leadership training across the global MicroVention organization.
Laura also serves as a Board Member of Take the Lead, whose mission is to propel all women to take their fair and equal share of leadership positions, and was Conference Chair of the Annual Conference at UCLA. Laura is also on the Advisory Board for Women, Influence & Power in the Law. Laura was elected to serve on the Loyola Law School Alumni Association Board of Governors for the 2023- 2025 term, is a mentor in the Loyola Law School mentor program and volunteers her time working on cases for the Loyola Project for the Innocent. Laura is an active member of the Southern California chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel serving on both the Pro Bono Committee and Diversity Committee and as a mentor in the Diversity Internship Program. Laura is continuing the path laid by her father, a social justice advocate, and is co- authoring with her father the book, Establishing Racial Equality: The NAACP and Civil Rights Reform in California, 1940-1970.
Laura is a graduate of Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, cum laude, order of the coif, where she served on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review and was awarded Outstanding Student of the Year at graduation. Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Honors History and Law from the University of California at San Diego. Prior to joining MicroVention, Inc., Laura spent 10 years managing the Legal Contracts Team for Insight Enterprises, Inc., was a federal law clerk at the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and a litigation senior associate at the global law firms of Jones Day and Greenberg Traurig.
Laura Vega