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Chanda Rice

Chanda Rice

Hyatt Hotels Corp

Chicago, IL, USA

Chanda Rice is a corporate counsel specializing in IT operations at Hyatt Corporation.  At Hyatt, Chanda negotiates all IT-related vendor agreements for the corporate enterprise and those solutions implemented across Hyatt’s various hotel brands.  Chanda also advises the organization on the development of proprietary technology and internal policies around technology.

Prior to joining Hyatt, Chanda spent 6 years in private practice with two large Chicago law firms.  Chanda started her legal career in the IP litigation group of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and transitioned to IP transactions at Kirkland focusing on IP issues in mergers & acquisitions and debt finance transactions.  Chanda then joined Neal,

Gerber & Eisenberg LLP, where she focused entirely on information technology and outsourcing transactions.

Chanda graduated from the University of California; Berkeley with two B.A. degrees and received her J.D. from Howard University School of Law. She lives in Chicago and enjoys riding her Vespa scooter, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


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