As Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Julie leads the Legal, Compliance, Loss Prevention and Global Security functions for Gap Inc. As Corporate Secretary, she is a trusted advisor to the board and works closely with the Chairman of the Board and the CEO. Julie’s teams protect the people, property, reputation and information of Gap Inc.’s employees, customers and communities.
Over her career, Julie has had the opportunity to lead a variety of disciplines, including Government Affairs, Sustainability, the Gap Foundation, Corporate Administration, and Employee Relations in addition to all aspects of Legal and Compliance. Julie established Gap Inc.’s Cyber Security and Privacy Council, co-founded the company’s Risk Committee and chairs the Integrity and Corporate Crisis teams. During her tenure with the company, she has built a strong track record of leading Gap Inc. through various crisis, acquisitions, and global expansions. Additionally, she has significant experience across branding, intellectual property, and franchising.
An avid champion for diversity, Julie drove Gap Inc. to join the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, an organization of more than 300 corporate legal officers and law firm managing partners dedicated to creating a truly diverse legal profession in the U.S. In addition, she led Gap Inc. to be one of the first corporate legal department sponsors of Diversity Lab’s Mansfield Rule initiative, which helps drive and measure diversity across law firm leadership.
Prior to joining Gap Inc., she was an associate at Bronson, Bronson and McKinnon in San Francisco and clerked for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte in the Federal District Court in San Jose. Julie is a graduate of the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University. Julie serves on the Board of LifeMoves - Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and is on the Executive Committee for the American Heart Association’s Bay Area Go Red for Women Campaign.