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Michelle C. Ifill

Michelle C. Ifill recently retired as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc, where she was responsible for primary legal oversight and support of Information Technology and Cyber Security, as well as the Chief Administrative Office,  which includes Sourcing, Global Real Estate and Aviation & Fleet Management. Ms. Ifill and her team also had primary responsibility for a variety of intellectual property and financial services areas.

Previously, Ms. Ifill was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Verizon’s Enterprise Solutions legal organization. In this capacity, she was responsible for representing the legal and regulatory interests for Verizon’s $18 billion global business unit which oversees all of Verizon’s wireless, wireline, IT and Cloud capabilities for enterprise and government customers globally. Prior to this role, Ms. Ifill was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel responsible for supporting Verizon’s global enterprise sales organization, where she led a team that provided commercial legal counsel and contract negotiation support for more than $15 billion in revenue generated in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Ms. Ifill joined MCI (which was acquired by Verizon in 2006) in 1993 as a Global Accounts Staff Attorney. Earlier in her career, she was a corporate law associate specializing in technology agreements and international business transactions with the New York law firms White & Case and Schaeder, Harrison, Segal & Lewis.

Ms. Ifill was a Co-Chair of the Verizon Legal Diversity & Inclusion Council and a member of the Corporate Counsel Women of Color. 

She continues to be engaged in the importance of diversity in the legal profession and speaks on the subject often, as well as on issues surrounding executive leadership for women, information security, and global corporate governance and compliance.  She is also active in the mentoring of students and young professionals, serving as an Advisory Board Member of the Ron Brown Scholars Program, a program that focuses on providing mentoring and scholarship assistance to promising high school students of color. 

Ms. Ifill received a B.A. from Brown University and her law degree from Harvard Law School.  She lives in Westchester County, New York with her husband and daughter.


Vice Chair, Purchase College Foundation Board of Trustees


Retired, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Verizon Corporate Services Group, Inc

Board Committees

Executive Committee, Vice Chair
Nominating and Governance Committee, Member