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Jan 30, 2024

Target’s legal and compliance chief to retire

Don Liu has been with the retailer since 2016

Don Liu, executive vice president and chief legal & compliance officer (CLCO) with Target Corporation, has told the company he intends to retire during 2024.

According to an SEC filing, Liu intends to remain CLCO until a successor is appointed and is expected to be a strategic adviser for a transition period. In his current role, he oversees all legal, compliance and corporate governance matters for the company and is corporate secretary.

Liu joined Target in 2016 from Xerox Corporation where he had been executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2007. In that role, he was responsible for Xerox’s legal and government affairs.

Before his time at Xerox, he was senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Toll Brothers and senior vice president and general counsel for IKON Office Solutions. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was previously vice president and deputy chief legal officer at Aetna, having earlier worked in private practice.

Don Liu
Don Liu

He is a former board chair at the Minority Corporate Counsel Association and a former chair of the in-house counsel committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.

Target last fall promoted Matt Zabel, who had been executive vice president and general counsel at the company since 2022, to chief corporate affairs officer.

Zabel joined Target in 2010 as vice president of government affairs. In that role, he led the company’s advocacy and engagement with Congress, the White House, state legislatures and city councils. Since then, he had led teams in enterprise risk management, reputation management, law, food safety and employee and labor relations. He also led Target’s internal Covid-19 task force.

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...