Wal-Mart promotes Gearhart to general counsel role
01 Feb 2009by WWL Editorial
Jeffrey Gearhart is the new general counsel of US retail giant Wal-Mart.
His role is to oversee the legal department, which is responsible for handling all legal issues affecting the company in domestic and foreign dealings.
Prior to becoming general counsel, Gearhart served as senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Wal-Mart and before that, as vice president and general counsel in Wal-Mart's corporate division. Before joining the company in 2003, he was a partner with the Kutak Rock LLP practising in the corporate, securities, and merger and acquisitions areas.