Judy Kang Estes
Judy Estes is Senior Vice President, Assistant General Counsel, Advisors at Mastercard International Incorporated. She is responsible for leading a global legal team for Mastercard Advisors, the professional services arm of Mastercard, which provides end-to-end solutions for its customers with real-time transaction data and proprietary analysis, predictive analysis, data-driven consulting, and marketing services solutions to help customers optimize, streamline, and grow their businesses.
Prior to the current position, Ms. Estes managed a legal team that provides transactional expertise and other general support that drive revenue, strategic initiatives and general matters in the US Markets, the largest revenue generating region at Mastercard. Prior to this role, Ms. Estes held a few positions at Mastercard supporting key customer relationships and other strategic transactions, including managing the then-newly formed Strategic Transactions Group, a legal team that provides support to Mastercard’s mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures and global initiatives.
Ms. Estes works closely with executive management and is and has been a part of senior leadership teams of the law department and different business units to help set and deliver on the groups’ strategic initiatives as well as day-to-day operational goals. She develops business-minded legal teams and leads them to provide pragmatic advice and guidance to the business.
Prior to joining Mastercard in 2005, Ms. Estes was a corporate associate with the law firm, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, and managed clients and handled various complex transactions in connection with mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, project finance, private and public financings and general corporate matters.
Ms. Estes graduated from Fordham University School of Law and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University, School of Management, with a double concentration in Finance and Management Information Systems.