Women in Law 2022

A fter eight years in private practice with boutique litigation firms, Eleanor P. Cabreré joined Navistar, Inc. in 2001 as an Attorney. She quickly rose within the ranks of Navistar, holding numerous positions and managing various practice groups, with increasing levels of responsibility. These roles form the foundation of Eleanor’s wide breadth of experience in various areas of legal practice and extensive knowledge of the truck and school bus industries. Eleanor currently serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Navistar International Corporation, a part of the TRATON GROUP. She previously served as Deputy General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Litigation Counsel at Navistar, Inc. Navistar International Corporation is a holding company, with its headquarters based in Lisle, Illinois. Its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks, proprietary diesel engines and IC Bus ™ brand school and commercial buses. Other affiliates provide truck and diesel engine service parts and financing services. With a keen legal mind and business acumen, Eleanor has counseled Navistar through challenging economic times, an ever- changing regulatory environment, and technological advancements within the industry. Throughout her legal career at Navistar, she has also played a key role in successfully navigating the company through significant litigation and negotiating and completing strategic commercial transactions. She played a pivotal role in the 2017 Strategic Alliance with TRATON SE, and later the merger with TRATON in 2021. Eleanor understands the truck industry and the needs of the business and uses that knowledge to provide sound and practical counsel. Her often unique perspective, exceptional problem-solving skills and ability to question conventional thinking have led to the successful resolution of numerous challenges facing Navistar as well as the execution of strategic initiatives. For approximately a decade, Eleanor has served as the executive sponsor for the Office of the General Counsel’s Diversity Committee. In 2008, she received the Company’s highest honor, the Chairman’s Award. She was a finalist for another Navistar award in 2020 that celebrates the accomplishments of women in the company. For many years, Eleanor has been an invited panelist for various programs hosted by professional organizations or corporations. Since its inception in the early 2000s, Eleanor has been a member of the Black Law Students Association Alumni Board at Indiana University, Mauer School of Law, holding various positions throughout the years, including President. She is also an active member of Jack & Jill of America, Inc., an organization of mothers dedicated to nurturing future African-American leaders by strengthening children through leadership development, volunteer service, philanthropic giving and civic duty. Eleanor earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University and her juris doctorate from Indiana University, Maurer School of Law, Order of the Barristers. Eleanor lives in Naperville with her husband, three children and two dogs. She is an avid sports fan, in particular football and basketball. She enjoys traveling, music and Northwestern football games. ELEANOR CABRERÉ SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL AND CORPORATE SECRETARY Navistar, Inc.




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