ACC Western Pennsylvania's Member Spotlights initiative features a member in a creative question-and answer format. Our Chapter has more than 500 members, and Member Spotlights are designed to help you get to know your fellow Chapter members better and enhance networking opportunities. If you are interested in being the subject of a spotlight or know someone who would make a good subject, please contact Barbara Dudek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vinita Sinha, Global Corporate/Commercial Counsel, Getinge Group
1. Tell us about yourself (anything from school, family, hobbies, etc.).
I have lived in three continents so far: Asia, South America and North America.
2. Tell us about your career and current job.
My career has evolved to focus on highly complex corporate and commercial transactions in the healthcare space, and particularly with respect to healthcare technology matters. I serve as Global Corporate/Commercial Counsel for Getinge Group, a healthcare technology and life sciences company. I interact with our global management and operations to manage and deliver all corporate and commercial legal work that is needed to support a multi-billion dollar publicly-traded company through my team.
3. What do you enjoy most about your career?
I enjoy serving in a function where I have the opportunity to work with extremely high caliber colleagues in a very complex and technical field, and where I continue to learn something new every day, whether it is technology-related or variances in the law across our local jurisdictions.
4. Is there anything that has surprised you about being an attorney?
At times, I find that my background in economics is just as useful as my legal background to perform in my role.
5. Of what accomplishment are you most proud?
I am proud to work for an organization that has a compassionate objective of providing valuable life-saving technology, and working at the very cutting edge of that technology.
6. What do you most look forward to doing in your career?
Traveling the world and learning more about the nuances in the legal field across Getinge's global footprint.
7. Complete this sentence in seven words or less “To me, the ACC is…”
An invaluable opportunity to stay on top of the trending issues that are key to serving clients in an in-house role, and also a valuable way to identify relevant programs or outside resources, including law firms, that can help my team deliver on our objectives.
8. What is your favorite book, band, or movie?
My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving – actually anything written by John Irving or Jhumpa Lahiri.
9. People might be surprised to know that you…?
I won a (small) chili cook-off contest once, albeit I prefer mostly vegetarian food.
10. Who was most influential in your career and why?
My father who was an engineer and had a tremendous sense of adventure in all aspects of life. He trekked our family all over the globe trying to provide us with a diversity of experiences. He also taught me that time waits for no one and to always move onwards and upwards. His advice has served me extremely well.