Effie D. Silva

About the Speaker

Global business attorney leading the Prepared Foods Business Unit Legal Team at Tyson Foods, the largest food company in the United States. Collaborating with Global Corporate Services and Global Litigation and Investigations, finding responsive solutions, and navigating a course for the future. Lead and develop team of lawyers and paralegals in the Business Unit. Manage the Business Unit’s legal budget. Specific Duties include overseeing and managing legal advice and support for the Prepared Foods Business Unit, including, marketing and innovation activities, distributor arrangements, trade practices, commercial transactions, regulatory compliance, business development transactions, information technology, mergers and acquisitions, disputes, and international matters. Over 17 years’ experience at Global Law Firms focusing on complex business disputes, corporate fraud, compliance. Effie D. Silva was previously a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and is based in the Firm’s Miami office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, healthcare litigation and international arbitration matters. Effie represents foreign and domestic clients in various industries throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia in a wide range of federal, state and international arbitration matters involving contractual disputes, business torts, partnership dissolutions, FCPA and data privacy matters. She has a strong Latin American focus and has extensive experience in representing major health care providers, hospitals and health care systems, physician groups in litigation, including non-compete, contractual and shareholder disputes.