General Counsel, Total Life Changes
Ileana Simplicean is general counsel and member of the senior executive team of Total Life Changes, LLC (TLC). In this role she is responsible for TLC’s legal and regulatory affairs globally. Thanks to her multilingual skills and extensive international experience, Ileana has helped TLC continue its international expansions and strengthen its compliance efforts in the US and globally. With a growing in-house legal team, she plans to continue these efforts going forward. Ileana joined the direct marketing industry in 2020 and immediately became a Certified Direct Selling Professional, after a long-standing career in the automotive industry, where she held executive positions of increasing responsibility at publicly held multinationals, based in Europe, Asia and the US while spearheading an entrepreneurial legal venture (Ilenomia Legal) in Europe.
Previously, she served as senior vice president and general counsel of Nexteer Automotive, a spin-off from Delphi Automotive where she earlier served as senior corporate counsel. Ileana also held Board positions at American Chamber of Commerce-Paris, France and Original Equipment Suppliers Association-Detroit, Michigan. Prior to transferring to an in-house role, Ileana was a senior associate in the Paris office of the NY-based international law firm Paul Weiss. Ileana has a joint Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in international studies and the University of Nice (France) in business administration and advanced French studies. She also holds a joint Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in corporate and international business law and the University of Paris 1 (Sorbonne) School of Law in European Union law. She is admitted to the New York Bar and Paris Bar.