GVP & Associate General Counsel, Global Operations
A polyglot and a dual qualified (UK/France) lawyer, Sabrina Martinez holds a Master of Laws in U.S. intellectual property law and has over 20 years of experience working for U.S. public companies in Europe. Her responsibilities include overseeing Rimini Street's worldwide team of regional lead counsels outside the USA.
Before joining Rimini Street in 2014, Mrs. Martinez was Senior Legal Counsel and Senior Business Officer at Pegasystems, a leading US CRM and BPM software company. There, she was lead commercial negotiator across EMEA, APAC and Emerging Market regions. She also served as data protection, cloud and compliance adviser.
At RiskMetrics, a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, she handled all the EMEA commercial agreements, managed EMEA IP portfolio, provided administration and governance of the group's corporate entities in EMEA and Asia and assisted in M&A transactions. She advised internal research teams and analysts on European corporate governance regulations and European financial regulations, including MiFID and Basel. In addition, she participated in the Study on Monitoring and Enforcement Practices in Corporate Governance in the Member States mandated by the EC (DG Internal Market). Before RiskMetrics, she served as legal counsel for Dow Jones International for their Entertainment and Media Group.
Mrs. Martinez started her career at Landwell France, the corresponding law firm of PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Paris. She managed the IT team and handled the full scope of IP/IT legal topics (including litigation and arbitration). During her time in Paris, Mrs. Martinez organized and led roundables and seminars for clients on IP/IT legal subjects, wrote several articles in French magazines and was IP Law Professor at the prestigious University of Paris Dauphine for Post Graduate Degree in Engineering.High Res Photo PDF Bio LinkedIn