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Rachel A. Gonzalez

Sabre Corporation
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Southlake, TX, USA

Ms. Gonzalez is Sabre Corporation’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel.  Ms. Gonzalez serves as the chief legal officer of Sabre and is responsible for its global legal, ethics and compliance, and government relations functions.  Sabre (Nasdaq:  SABR) is a leading technology solutions provider to the global travel and tourism industry.  Sabre operates in over 150 countries, with over 9,000 employees.  At Sabre, Ms. Gonzalez has resolved cyber security matters, managed significant antitrust litigation, and executed the orderly monetization of equity stakes by TPG and Silverlake into the public markets.

Before joining Sabre in 2014, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Dean Foods Company (NYSE:  DF).  She was recently responsible for leading the legal team in separating Dean Food’s WhiteWave and Morningstar divisions.  Dean Foods, a Fortune 500 company, is the nation’s largest processor and distributor of milk and fluid dairy products, with over 19,000 employees.  WhiteWave’s portfolio of packaged food and beverage products includes iconic and much-beloved brands such as Horizon Organic and Silk.

Before joining Dean in 2008, Ms. Gonzalez served as Senior Vice President and Group Counsel for Mergers and Acquisitions at Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.  At ACS, Ms. Gonzalez provided legal support for over a dozen acquisitions.  ACS, which was acquired by Xerox in 2009, is a global information technology and business process outsourcing company, with more than 7,000 employees across the world.  Ms. Gonzalez joined ACS in 2006.

Prior to joining ACS, Ms. Gonzalez was a partner in the law firm of Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP, where she practiced in the area of corporate finance, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, counseling boards of directors, and other corporate work. Ms. Gonzalez joined Morgan Lewis’ New York office in 1996 and served in the firm’s London office from 2001 – 2006.  Her clients included FTSE 100 companies, Fortune 500 companies, U.S. and non-U.S. public and private companies, financial institutions, and private equity and venture capital firms.  At Morgan Lewis, she served a variety of industries, including telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, media, waste management and financial services.  Her first two years in private practice at international law firms focused on international dispute resolution.

Ms. Gonzalez serves on the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts of North East Texas, and its Executive, Finance and Board Development Committees; she also acts as its Treasurer.

Ms. Gonzalez earned her B.A. with High Honors in Comparative Literature in 1991 from the University of California, Berkeley.  She received her J.D. in 1994 from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley.  She is admitted to practice in California (1994) and New York (1997).

She is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French.  She is a dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom.


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