Vicki Walcott-Edim is Vice President and Senior Counsel, Employment Law for Mastercard. She provides strategic direction and day-to-day advice on an array of employment law matters for the U.S. including compliance with applicable laws, OFCCP requirements, corporate policies and procedures, diversity and inclusion practices, employee benefits and compensation, and immigration. She also manages outside counsel’s representation of Mastercard in court and agency proceedings, serves as a resource for Regional Counsel on global employment law issues, and negotiates complex commercial agreements for services, technology, and products Mastercard needs to maintain its competitive edge.
Before joining Mastercard, Vicki served as Senior Counsel, Employment Law with Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. She advised on a variety of employment issues and claims concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, immigration, business reorganizations, leaves of absence, reasonable accommodations, wage-hour issues, and workplace violence. She defended the company in arbitration claims, government investigations, and other proceedings before federal, state, and local regulatory agencies. She regularly conducted training on a variety of employment law topics for Human Resources and other executives.
Vicki began her legal career at Jones Day where she worked as an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group. Her experience included individual employment disputes filed in court and subject to arbitration as well as complex class, collective, and multi-plaintiff actions, including pattern or practice cases brought by private plaintiffs and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
She currently serves as a Board Member for New York Appleseed. Vicki was nominated, in 2014, to be a Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. Her practice also has included pro bono work for non-profit organizations.
Vicki graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor degree from The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law, where she was an Executive Board Member and Production Editor for the Catholic University Law Review. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from The College of William & Mary.