Roxane Marenberg

Cisco Systems, Inc.’s Roxane Marenberg

The vice president and deputy general counsel for global compliance enablement at Cisco Systems, Inc., Roxane Marenberg oversees legal and regulatory compliance for the San Jose, California, technology company. Cisco has over 70,000 employees located in more than 100 countries, and Roxane Marenberg supports teams handling its brand protection, regulatory and legal compliance strategy and operations, and more. Her duties include supervising investigations into several kinds of fraud, combating counterfeit manufacturing and sales, and ensuring that Cisco’s supply chain remains secure. Ms. Marenberg has also been tasked with managing legal risk for the company while ensuring that it can meet its business objectives.

Prior to undertaking her current role at Cisco in 2013, Roxane Marenberg served as the company’s senior director for human resources, legal and employee relations. During her time in the position, she assessed risks and managed decisions related to a number of human resources tasks that ranged from hiring and terminating employees to handling internal and external complaints and performance management. The work required her to collaborate with teams throughout Cisco, including those that handled information technology and products and solutions to create positive outcomes that complied with local laws throughout Cisco’s worldwide operating area.

Roxane Marenberg came to Cisco in 2005 with over 15 years of experience in employment law. From 2002 to 2005, she was a partner in the labor and employment group of DLA Piper, LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C. During her time at the firm, she represented large and small corporations before courts and administrative agencies. From 1988 to 2002, Roxane Marenberg served Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as an associate and then a partner in the labor and employment group.

The 2014 Abilities United Authors Luncheon

At its 2014 Authors Luncheon, Abilities United raised more than $370,000, thanks to generous contributions from volunteers, book lovers, and donors whose numbers reached into the hundreds. The event took place on November 1 at the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto, California, where four authors discussed their work, signed books, and gave presentations.

The authors for the 2014 event come from many backgrounds but are all highly accomplished. Diane Ackerman’s essays and poetry have reached millions of readers all over the globe. LeUyen Pham’s award-winning illustrations have been featured in more than 70 children’s books. Maggie Shipstead’s debut novel, Seating Arrangements, won the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and reached the New York Times best-seller list. In addition, David Thomson has written over 20 critically acclaimed novels and biographies as a film critic and historian.

The event benefited from the presence of a number of sponsors. Several made generous contributions that earned them recognitions and VIP seating at the lunch, while others provided help in areas ranging from book sales to accommodations and travel arrangements.