Company: Private Practice
Location: McLean, Virginia, United States
Beatriz D. Stack, Lawyer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of law.
Inspired by her father Luis de Greiff, who was a world-renowned mathematician and engineer, Ms. Stack was driven by the desire to do something great in life in order live up to his legacy as well as create her own. She had long fostered a love for history, philosophy, and law and decided to professionally pursue law, earning a BS from The Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary in 1956 and an LLD from the University Pontificia Bolivariana in 1961, both in Medellin, Colombia. Additionally, Ms. Stack received a certificate of attendance from the Institute of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1965, a Master in Comparative Law from George Washington University in 1974 and admittance to the bar in Medellin in 1963, Pennsylvania in 1983, and Virginia in 1992. Ms. Stack worked as a trademarks examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1977 to 1978 before working as a legal researcher for the Land and Natural Resources Division of the United States Department of Justice, and she considers this a career highlight as it offered her a large amount of experience and prestige. Additionally, she has been a legal officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization with the United Nations in Rome, Italy, from 1986 to 1989 and of legal counsel for the Pan American Health Organization Staff Association in Washington, D.C., from 1989 to 1992 before working in private practice.
Ms. Stack considers lawyers essential for democracy as she believes they have a responsibility to protect constitutions and laws that allow members of society to succeed and be productive. In addition to her main career pursuits, Ms. Stacks has been a city judge for Caldas, Antioquia, Columbia from 1989 to 1992 and a court interpreter for the United States Magistrate and legal consultant in Mozambique where she contributed to the legal Reform Plan of Mozambique in 1992. Furthermore, she was a co-founder of founder Exagono, Inc., which she championed from 2005 to 2012 and holds membership with the Alumna of Spanish Sacred Heart. Ms. Stacks continues to volunteer in organizations to give back to her native country of Colombia via educational and economic opportunities and, as a testament to her success, has been featured in the 30th edition of Who’s Who In Finance and Industry, the 25th editions of Who of American Women and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, and numerous editions of, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Law.
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