Yavonna Morris adds diversity to Hyundai Motor America

Yavonna Morris-2Hyundai Motor America recently announced Yavonna Morris has joined the company as Corporate Counsel, Transactional Law.
In this capacity, Morris is responsible for working with the Blue Link/Connected Car, Office of Customer Management, and Service teams at Hyundai on a broad range of corporate business law matters.
Prior to joining Hyundai, Morris served as Associate Counsel at Prospect Mortgage. There she provided legal counsel on corporate, employment, consumer privacy, licensing and financial lending matters. Morris successfully negotiated a variety of commercial agreements, provided advice on regulatory matters, and ensured compliance under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act and Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Morris previously served as a legal consultant for Kurtzman Carson Consultants, working with debtors and financial advisors in
Chapter 11 restructurings. Upon graduating with her Juris Doctor, Morris worked as an Associate at Katten Muchin Rosenman. In addition to representing private and publicly traded companies in mergers and acquisitions, she served as co-chair of the firm’s Minority Associates Committee and a member of its Pro-Bono Committee.
Morris graduated from Loyola Law School, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Minor in Law and Society from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the State Bar of California and has served on the board of directors of the John M. Langston Bar Association, Circle of Friends Scholarship Foundation and Culver City’s MLK Celebration Committee. In addition, Morris served as Corporation President of Angeles Mesa Presbyterian Church from 2010 to 2012.
Morris has also given back to her community through volunteer work with the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Public Counsel, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children, Motivating our Students through Experience (MOSTE), and Creating Leaders in Mind and Body (CLIMB)

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