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Feb 06, 2024

IBM’s general counsel to retire

Michelle Browdy has been in the role for almost a decade

Michelle Browdy will retire from her role as senior vice president for legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel at IBM.

According to an SEC filing, Browdy has told the company she intends to step down by the end of the year. The filing had no further details and an IBM spokesperson had no further comment other than that a successor has not been named.

Browdy has been in her current role since 2015. She is responsible for IBM’s global corporate governance, legal, security and compliance activities and policies, in addition to its environmental, government and regulatory affairs functions.

She was corporate secretary to IBM’s board between 2012 and 2014. Before that, she spent five years as the company’s global head of litigation, overseeing its intellectual property, antitrust/competition, employment, class action, securities and commercial litigation.

Michelle Browdy, IBM
Michelle Browdy

Before joining IBM in 2006, Browdy was a partner with law firm Kirkland & Ellis, where she worked on complex litigation cases.

She is a member of the board of the US Chamber of Commerce and has previously been a special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois.