American Express Names Laureen E. Seeger General Counsel
NEW YORK -- June 23, 2014
American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) today announced the appointment of Laureen
E. Seeger as executive vice president and general counsel. Ms. Seeger joins
American Express from McKesson Corporation, the largest healthcare services
company in North America, where she led the Law, Public Affairs, Compliance
and Corporate Secretary functions while guiding the company through complex
legal and regulatory environments and contributing to its financial growth.
Ms. Seeger, 52, has served as executive vice president, general counsel and
chief compliance officer of McKesson since 2006. She joined McKesson in 2000
as general counsel of the corporation’s technology division. In this role, she
provided leadership through complex M&A transactions and product evolutions,
while building the law department and enhancing client service.
At American Express, Ms. Seeger will lead the company’s Legal, Compliance and
Ethics and Corporate Secretary organizations. She will take on additional
responsibility for Federal and State Government Affairs later this year.
“We are excited to have one of the world’s top legal leaders become general
counsel of American Express. Not only is Laureen a gifted legal strategist,
litigator and an expert in managing compliance and regulatory affairs,
throughout her career she has first and foremost been a catalyst for business
growth. She will be an outstanding addition as the new leader of a world-class
general counsel’s office,” said Kenneth I. Chenault, chairman and chief
executive officer of American Express.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to join the outstanding team
at American Express,” said Ms. Seeger. “Like McKesson, American Express is
guided by a deep set of values, starting with a fundamental commitment to
making a positive difference in people’s lives through its products and
services. I look forward to helping American Express realize its vision to
become the world’s most respected service brand in my capacity as general
Ms. Seeger will report to Mr. Chenault and be a member of the company’s
Before joining McKesson, Ms. Seeger was with the Atlanta-based law firm of
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. She served as commercial litigation partner and
chaired the technology litigation group. She began her career in 1986 as a
commercial litigation associate at Jones, Day, Reavis and Pogue.
Ms. Seeger is a board member of the California Chamber of Commerce and the
Umpqua Holdings Corporation. She is former board chair of the Bay Area
American Heart Association.
Ms. Seeger will succeed Louise M. Parent, who retired last year after a
distinguished 37-year career with American Express. Tim Heine, who has been
serving as acting general counsel, will resume his prior responsibilities as
managing counsel and continue to be involved in key companywide initiatives.
About American Express
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