General Counsel & Chief Corporate
As Overactive’s General Counsel, Mercedes’ role is to provide legal and business advice to the CEO and the senior leadership team. In this position, she acts as a strategic partner to our business supporting our senior team members to leverage negotiations ensuring legal and ethical compliance.
Additionally, as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Mercedes is in charge of Overactive’s relationships with local and overseas government entities and industry and commerce chambers, to continue expanding our business and presence throughout the Americas.
Prior to joining Overactive, Mercedes worked in the telecommunications sector for 8+ years. She served as Assistant Vice President for DIRECTV Latin America – AT&T based in New York City, providing legal business advice in regulatory matters, intellectual property, tax and litigation. Formerly, she worked as Legal and Government Affairs Director in DIRECTV Uruguay.
She graduated from the Universidad de Montevideo’s Law School and has a postgraduate degree in Public Affairs from the Universidad Católica in Argentina. She is currently undertaking a postgraduate degree in Law & Digital Transformation at Universidad de Montevideo and an LLM - International Commercial Law degree at the University of Salford in Manchester (U.K.).