Rick SinkfieldChief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Rick Sinkfield serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, positions he has held since June 2020. In these roles, Mr. Sinkfield is responsible for all global legal affairs, corporate governance, corporate compliance and all regulatory matters.
Mr. Sinkfield previously served as Laureate’s Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Latin America. He has been with Laureate since 2004, and during this time has overseen the work of corporate and university counsel across eight countries, including serving as Regional General Counsel for Brazil for five years.
Mr. Sinkfield practiced law at several top U.S. law firms prior to joining Laureate, including the Washington DC offices of Sidley Austin LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has taught as an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School and has served on multiple non-profit boards in the United States and across Latin America.
Mr. Sinkfield completed his undergraduate study at Georgetown University in the School of Foreign Service and completed a JD at Harvard Law School where he also held the position of Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.
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