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Joanna (Jodi) Varon

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Americas Division
Vice President and Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Joanna (Jodi) Varon is a Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Americas Division.  In that position, Ms. Varon is responsible for coordinating with and advising SMBC’s Human Resources Department on employment law matters, including review and legal analysis of employee relations issues, review of employment documents and policies, coordination of international employment law issues, and general advice and counsel.  Ms. Varon also acts as Bank counsel on litigation matters and provides support with respect to the general day to day functions of the Legal Department, including but not limited to reviewing/drafting of transactional documents.

Prior to joining SMBC, Ms. Varon was a partner at Duane Morris LLP, where she practiced in the areas of employment law, labor relations and litigation.  Ms. Varon was an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP from 2003 through 2007.

Ms. Varon is a graduate of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where she was senior articles editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal, and a graduate, with high honors, of Rutgers University. 

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