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Dec 21, 2023

Top Walgreens lawyer Danielle Gray to depart

Gray was previously chief legal and administrative officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Danielle Gray, executive vice president and global chief legal officer (CLO) of Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), is leaving the company next month ‘for an external opportunity’, according to a company spokesperson.

Matt D’Ambrosio, senior vice president and chief compliance and ethics officer, has been named interim CLO while Walgreens conducts a search for a permanent successor.

Gray joined WBA in September 2021 and has led the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate governance and corporate security functions. She was previously senior vice president, chief legal and administrative officer and corporate secretary at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, overseeing operations related to legal, audit, government affairs, health policy, corporate compliance, external communications, marketing and community engagement.

Before that, she was a partner with O’Melveny & Myers, where she represented healthcare companies, financial services institutions, universities and other clients. She co-chaired the firm’s data security and privacy practice.

She also held roles at the White House and US Department of Justice from 2009 to 2014, including assistant to the president and cabinet secretary, deputy director of the National Economic Council and senior lawyer in the White House counsel’s office and civil division.

WBA says in a statement: ‘Danielle has helped resolve some of the most significant and long-standing litigation and regulatory enforcement matters facing the company, including reaching a nationwide settlement with state attorneys general regarding opioid dispensing.

‘Leveraging her government and private sector experiences in healthcare, she has been a strong partner in our transformation to a healthcare company and with her team has supported a series of acquisitions, investments and partnerships that have been central to [building] up our US healthcare segment.’

Gray did not respond immediately to a request for comment.