Name     Millicent Desiderio-Dime

Designation     Director for Legal & Compliance

Company     Accenture Philippines

Country    Philippines

Miscen Desiderio-Dime is currently the Director of Legal Services, Compliance Operations and Regulatory Affairs for Accenture Inc., the Philippine operating entity of the global IT BPO and Consulting firm. With more than 42,000 employees in over 15 locations in the Country, Accenture Inc. is one of the largest private employers in the Philippines. Concurrently, she is the Corporate Secretary of Accenture and its various subsidiaries in the Philippines, the Philippine Ethics & Compliance Lead as well as Accenture’s Philippine Data Privacy Officer. She has been with the company for over 7 years and is the Senior Legal Business Partner leading over 100 legal professionals in Accenture Philippines.

Miscen has over two decades of legal experience, having been admitted to the Philippine Bar in 1997. She spent six formative years of her legal practice in Ponce Enrile Reyes and Manalastas (PECABAR) under the tutelage of former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and the late Senator Renato Cayetano as a litigation associate. As a senior associate, she later moved to Puno & Puno Law Office where she eventually became a Partner in the Commercial, Civil and Labor Litigation division.

In 2009 she left Puno and Puno to work for a client, Banco De Oro Unibank, the Philippines largest commercial bank as team lead for the banks Remedial Management – Asset Recovery and Litigation Unit focusing on corporate and commercial litigation.

In 2010 she was recruited by the international investment bank Macquarie as Lead Commercial Lawyer of their local legal team which was being formed in Manila. At Macquarie, she concentrated on corporate and contracts skills as her team concentrated on the negotiation, drafting, review and management of commercial contracts with a strong focus on Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology.

In 2012 she was tapped to head the Legal Team of Accenture Inc. where she has helped keep the company on even keel to this day as it grew from a little over 20,000 employees when she joined to the over 40,000 strong workforce that it is today.

Miscen received her Juris Doctor degree from the Ateneo de Manila University School of Law in 1996 and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Philippines, Diliman in 1991. When she takes off her “lawyer hat”, Miscen is wife to fellow lawyer and alternative energy law practitioner Ron, mom to two girls Tempest and Tabitha, she is an amateur blogger, aspiring cook and lover of shoes.