SAN FRANCISCO — McKesson on Monday announced Lori Schechter has been appointed EVP, general counsel and chief compliance officer, replacing Laureen Seeger, who will leave McKesson at the end of June to become the EVP and general counsel of American Express Company. Effective immediately, Schechter will be responsible for overseeing McKesson’s general counsel organization, which consists of the Law, Public Affairs, Compliance and Corporate Secretarial functions for McKesson and its subsidiaries. Schechter will also join McKesson’s executive committee.
“Lori is exceptionally qualified to lead our legal, public affairs and compliance functions,” stated John Hammergren, chairman and CEO, McKesson Corp. “Her deep litigation expertise and proven judgment, combined with her outstanding track record of developing and managing complex legal organizations, make her the ideal person to lead McKesson’s general counsel organization as we expand globally.”
Schechter has served as associate general counsel of McKesson since 2012. Previously, she was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster where she represented clients in complex litigation and investigations and served for four years as chair of the 500-lawyer global litigation department. Schechter was named by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top 50 Female Litigators in the Country.” She received her B.A. from Cornell University in 1983, and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987.
Seeger departs McKesson after 14 years with the company, having served as general counsel since 2006.
“Laureen has made tremendous contributions to McKesson during her tenure with the company,” Hammergren said. “She is an outstanding lawyer and executive, with incredible character, integrity and heart. She has consistently provided expert legal and strategic guidance on the most important issues facing the company, while continually strengthening McKesson’s general counsel organization by attracting and developing world-class talent. We wish Laureen the very best in her future with American Express.”