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Business counselor

Janneth Lanini

Age: 37

Title: Senior Counsel

Name of Organization: Reynolds Consumer Products

As senior counsel at Reynolds Consumer Products, Janneth Lanini puts her legal skills to work in the negotiation of complex agreements and serves as an advisor and counsel to business units about compliance with laws, regulations and policies.

Lanini started her legal career at the Chicago Transit Authority where she discovered that she truly enjoyed working for a company, not only by helping them comply with laws and regulations but also through involvement in business decisions. Thereafter she sought roles that could lead to a position as in-house legal counsel. She has held roles at Acero Charter Schools and later at Katten Muchin Rosenman as a conflicts attorney. She joined Reynolds Consumer Products in October 2020.

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Throughout her career, Lanini has worked to advance diversity in the legal profession and create opportunities for the advancement of Latino students interested in becoming attorneys. She was born in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, and moved to the United States at the age of 14. As the first in her family to attend college and law school, she understands the immense challenges faced by students interested in pursuing a legal career.

She is the immediate past president of the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois and has served on the board of directors since 2015. She is also treasurer for the Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Division, and the membership committee for the Association of Corporate Counsel Chicago Chapter.

She received her law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies from Loyola University Chicago.

“When I get knocked down, I’ll get back up. I may not be the smartest person in the room, but I’ll strive to be the grittiest.” – Angela Duckworth

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