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Lauren Aste

Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Carlson Wagonlit Travel

Lauren Aste is Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Carlson Wagonlit Travel where she manages CWT's global legal and compliance functions. Based in London, she reports to CWT's President and CEO as part of CWT's global Executive Leadership Team.

Lauren joined CWT in 2007 as VP and Assistant General Counsel based in Paris, responsible for strategic matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures and international financings. Lauren became Deputy General Counsel in 2009 overseeing CWT's EMEA and APAC legal teams and became General Counsel in 2014. 

Prior to joining CWT, Lauren was in private practice with Dechert LLP in London and with Chadbourne & Parke LLP in New York.

Lauren holds a JD from NYU School of Law, a MA in French Studies from NYU Graduate School of Arts and Science and a BA from Wellesley College. She is admitted to practice law in England and Wales and in New York and Connecticut.  

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