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Nov 13, 2023

McKesson appoints GoDaddy legal chief

Michele Lau previously spent more than 13 years with the healthcare company

McKesson Corporation has named Michele Lau as executive vice president and chief legal officer (CLO), effective January 1, 2024.

Lau has been CLO and corporate secretary at GoDaddy since July 2021. According to McKesson’s fiscal 2024 second-quarter results announcement, Lau will succeed Lori Schechter, executive vice president, CLO and general counsel, who has decided to retire from the company next June. Between the end of this year and the end of June 2024, Schechter will serve as a board and enterprise risk adviser to McKesson.

At GoDaddy, Lau is responsible for the company’s legal, compliance, corporate sustainability/ESG, internal audit and government and industry affairs matters. Before joining GoDaddy, she spent more than 13 years at McKesson, most recently as senior vice president, corporate secretary and associate general counsel. In that role she advised McKesson’s board and worked with senior management on strategic initiatives and corporate transactions.

Lau was previously a corporate attorney in the San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles offices of Morrison & Foerster. She co-chairs the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s in-house counsel mentoring program.

Schechter joined McKesson in 2012 as associate general counsel. She had previously been a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster, where she was chair of the 500-lawyer global litigation department for four years.

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...