Our Team

Angela Vallot, Partner

Angela Vallot Angela has first-hand experience working both in law firms and corporations. Working as a lawyer for 17 years at two law firms (Jones Day and Arent Fox), Angela represented Fortune 500 companies on a broad range of legal issues from government relations to international business transactions.

She also knows the corporate world. In 1997, Angela was recruited by the CEO of Texaco to become the first Chief Diversity Officer where she led the company’s diversity efforts following the settlement of a $176 million racial discrimination lawsuit. In 2001 she was recruited by the CEO of Colgate Palmolive to be that company’s Global Chief Diversity Officer. She knows what it takes to successfully develop and drive diversity and inclusion initiatives through an organization.

Angela graduated from Mills College and holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School.

avallot@vallotkarp.com

Mitchell Karp, Partner

Mitchell Karp Mitchell has more than 25 years experience as an organizational development consultant, trainer, facilitator and executive coach helping organizations achieve their business objectives. He draws on his experience as a human rights litigator to help clients better understand how insider/outsider power dynamics, day-to-day interactions and unconscious bias can all impact organizational culture. For more than a decade, Mitchell has worked nationally and internationally assisting organizations to create high-performance teams, inclusive cultures, and effective leaders. Senior-level executives and partners in law firms frequently turn to Mitchell for tools and techniques for improving interpersonal and leadership skills, conflict resolution strategies and team-building. He also is an adjunct faculty member of Cornell’s NYSSILR Management Development Program.

Mitchell holds a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a J.D. from Rutgers Law School and a Masters of Organization Development from American University.

mkarp@vallotkarp.com

Diego Carvajal, Consultant

Diego has experience working in both law firms and in-house legal departments. He worked as an associate at two New York law firms (Cadwalader and Hogan Lovells) where he represented corporations, financial institutions, and sovereign countries on a broad range of international finance transactions in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. During his time with Hogan Lovells, he was the chair of the Hispanic affinity group, a member of the Diversity Council, and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Associates’ Committee. He also worked as associate general counsel of Sterling National Bank.

Diego also draws from more than 10 years of experience as an improv instructor to help clients better understand how to build cohesive and high-performing teams. He understands the different challenges faced by local and international organizations and has experience implementing diversity and inclusion solutions from hiring, performance reviews, mentoring, assignments, promotions, and developing cultural competence.

Diego holds a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.A. from New York University. 

dcarvajal@vallotkarp.com

Neonu Jewell, Project Consultant

Neonu Neonu brings over 20 years of legal and corporate experience to her current focus on organizational dynamics.

She launched her legal career as corporate and international regulatory compliance attorney initially, as an associate in the law firm of Thomson Hine, and then as International Trade Counsel at Accenture. Neonu began her corporate career working in finance and tax at international companies such as Marriott International and General Physics. Thereafter, she served as both President and General Counsel of Excel Management Systems, Inc., an IT Service provider.

Before joining VallotKarp, Neonu worked as a corporate recruiter at Major, Lindsey & Africa, conducting searches for senior-level, in-house counsel. She specialized in identifying diverse legal talent and regularly presented on the topic of diversity in the legal profession.

Neonu holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law School as well as both a M.B.A. and a B.S. in Business Administration from Florida A&M University (FAMU). She continues to conduct leadership and personal empowerment workshops helping participants achieve outstanding results in all aspects of their lives.

NJewell@vallotkarp.com

Gloria Huang, Project Consultant

GloriaGloria has significant legal and business experience, having worked in both law firms as well as investment banks. While she was a lawyer at the law firm of Shearman & Sterling, Gloria was involved in leading large teams on various transactional deals, as well as representing Fortune 500 companies in a variety of corporate restructuring matters. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Gloria was an analyst at the investment bank of Lehman Brothers in London, England, where she worked with blue chip companies on complex securitizations in the Structured Finance group.

During her time at Shearman & Sterling, Gloria was a founding member of the women’s affinity group, WISER (Women’s Initiative for Success, Excellence and Retention). She also worked at the ICTR (the International Criminal Tribunal of Rwanda) in Arusha, Tanzania. Her experiences provide a unique perspective and advantage when it comes to strategizing ways to further promote diversity and inclusion in organizations both large and small.

Gloria holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an LL.M. in International Law from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in English and Psychology from Stanford University.

Ghuang@vallotkarp.com

Yvonne Davenport-Perkins, Chief Operating Officer

Yvonne Yvonne has considerable business management experience in both the public and private sector. For the last 7 years, she has managed all business functions for VallotKarp Consulting LLC including overseeing day-to-day operations, maintaining vendor relationships and handling special client projects. Yvonne obtained her B.A. from Bernard M. Baruch College.

YDavenport@vallotkarp.com