Deborah Majoras, Exemplar Award Honoree

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Deborah P. Majoras is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), which she joined in 2008. Prior to P&G, she served as the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, as Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and as a partner at Jones Day. Ms. Majoras currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Valero Energy Corporation and The Christ Hospital Health Network, and chairs the Westminster College Board of Trustees. 

Ms. Majoras has long been a leader in the Antitrust bar in the US and globally. A widely respected advocate, counselor, and compliance champion, Ms. Majoras has served in leadership positions on the American Bar Association’s Section of Antitrust Law, the U.S Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Working Group, the International Competition Network and the Association of General Counsel, among others. Ms. Majoras’ civic legal leadership extends also to consumer protection policy reform, an area on which she has focused both while serving in business and as a regulator.

Throughout her career, Ms. Majoras has passionately and consistently promoted legal excellence while supporting equal justice efforts at local, national and international levels. Under Ms. Majoras’ direction, P&G Legal/Government Relations team has become a standard of pro bono excellence, inspiring other companies to engage more fully in this important work. Of particular note are international programs that connect P&G’s in-house Legal/Government Relations team members and preferred outside counsel with charities like Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity and Fundación HTN to provide them support on a variety of legal and compliance matters.

Deeply involved as a Trustee for the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati (LAS), Ms. Majoras and her P&G Legal/Government Relations colleagues are active in the work of LAS’s Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor (VLP) Foundation and the Cincinnati Pro Bono Partnership (PBP). Partnering with VLP, P&G runs two projects through which dozens of P&G professionals assist indigent individuals and families to alleviate poor rental housing conditions and advocate for the education rights of their children in public schools. Through PBP, dozens more P&G Legal/Government Relations professionals assist public service agencies in the greater Cincinnati area.

Ms. Majoras is a champion for increased diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and in all walks of life. As a member of the Executive Committee of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), she actively supports initiatives that drive greater diversity and inclusion in the profession through mentoring, learning experiences and leadership training. Ms. Majoras is the executive sponsor of P&G’s GABLE (Gay, Ally, Bisexual, Lesbian & Transgender Employees) group, dedicated to promoting the inclusion of P&G’s LGBT employees. She has also played a leading role in developing P&G’s global citizenship program.