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Gina Christopher, AGC, Corporate at Marvell Semiconductor

Gina Christopher, AGC, Corporate at Marvell Semiconductor

March 24, 2022

Tell us a bit about what you love about the corporate practice area or your role in general. I like the corporate practice area because it is less adversarial than some other areas of the law. Generally, there is a lot more collaboration and partnership both internally and with third parties in corporate practice (even in M&A deals). While there can be conflicts between parties, in most situations everyone is working toward a mutually beneficial outcome.

What do you feel are the most interesting developments in the corporate area and for the technology industry as a whole or for your specific business/industry? The most interesting developments in the corporate area are related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters. In a short period of time, ESG matters have really taken off and companies are starting to look at how they can benefit different stakeholders. While a little surprising, it is the large institutional investors who are really pushing companies in this area.

What advice do you wish you received when you were younger? I wish someone would have told me that company culture really does matter and can have a significant impact on your quality of life and that company culture is about more than just a work/life balance. It is about how people treat each other and how management responds to bad news. When you see a company getting a lot of negative press, it often is related to one of these two things.