Pamela Craven

Pamela Craven is the chief administrative officer of Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions with 14,000 employees and operating in more than 90 countries. She also serves as the company's general counsel and chief compliance officer.
 
The Chief Administrative Officer organization is comprised of approximately 300 employees and includes the following functions: Internal Audit; Government Affairs; Human Resources; Corporate Security; Global Trade; Global Real Estate; Ethics & Compliance; Environmental, Health & Safety; Philanthropy; and the Law Department. The Law Department operates in more than 20 countries with practice areas that include corporate & securities law and governance; commercial law & contracting; international law & contracting; labor, employment and employee benefits law; litigation; and intellectual property law and management, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing.
 
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Craven was part of the initial management team of Avaya at the time of its spin-off in 2000 from Lucent Technologies Inc., where she served as vice president of Law and Corporate Secretary for Lucent with more than 50 lawyers under her leadership. She joined Lucent directly from AT&T as part of the 1996 initial public offering and spin-off of its equipment manufacturing business and Bell Laboratories.  Craven joined AT&T in 1992 following AT&T's acquisition of NCR Corporation in Dayton, Ohio, where she was assistant general counsel and assistant secretary. For a number of years, she was a tax attorney in private practice and at NCR.
 
During her tenure at Avaya, Craven also served on the board of directors of AGC Networks, Limited (India), a publicly listed Indian corporation involved in the distribution and servicing of enterprise communications solutions in the Indian market. In addition, she has been a member since 2004 of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
 
Craven graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition, she earned a Master of Laws with honors from New York University School of Law in Taxation.