CHICAGO – ComEd announced recently that Verónica Gómez has been promoted to senior vice president and general counsel.
Gómez previously served as the vice president and deputy general counsel for litigation at Exelon, ComEd’s parent company. In that role, Gómez was responsible for litigation cases on behalf of all Exelon companies, including ComEd. This litigation included third-party disputes and litigation in support of multi-billion dollar transactions. Prior to joining Exelon, Gómez was a litigation partner at Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg and before that at Schopf & Weiss (now Honigman Miller), where she served on the Executive Committee.
In her new role, which she assumed on January 1, Gómez serves as ComEd’s primary legal advisor and oversees the company’s regulatory policy, strategy and rates function. She replaces Thomas S. O’Neill, who was recently appointed as the senior vice president and general counsel of Exelon. Gómez will report to Anne Pramaggiore, ComEd president & CEO.
“I am delighted to have Veronica join my senior team. She is a proven leader and exceptional thinker whose experience and knowledge in regulatory policy will provide continued focus in our strategic efforts,” said Anne Pramaggiore, president and CEO of ComEd. “Her knowledge of our company and insight into the direction we’re trying to move in as a 21st century utility will be an invaluable asset to us achieving our goals.”
Gómez grew up in Darien, Ill., and graduated from Hinsdale South High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Economics with departmental honors in Political Science from Stanford University and her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Gómez serves on several boards including Illinois Legal Aid Online, the Chicago Bar Foundation, and Friends of Jones College Prep. She also is a Governing Member Ambassador for the Chicago Zoological Society.