Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati)

Deborah Platt Majoras

Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati)
Head of legal

Deborah Platt Majoras is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for The Procter & Gamble Company, which she joined in 2008. In that position, she oversees a legal department that includes more than 500 lawyers and other legal professionals around the globe and is responsible for the broad scope of legal functions for all of P&G and its 127,000 employees. From 2004-2008, she served as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, where she focused on ensuring data security and protecting consumers from emerging digital frauds, and served as co- chair of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force. She also worked to implement sound antitrust policy regarding intellectual property, increase the efficiency and transparency of the merger review process, and strengthen cooperation among antitrust agencies around the world. Prior to the FTC, she was the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, where she served from 2001-2003. After clerking in federal court in D.C., in 1991, she joined international law firm, Jones Day, where she ultimately became a partner in the firm’s antitrust practice. In 2011, the Directors Roundtable honored Deborah as Distinguished General Counsel, and she received the Aiming High Award from Legal Momentum. She was the recipient of the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ 2007 Privacy Leadership Award and RSA’s 2007 Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy. In 2006, SC Magazine named her one of the Top Five Influential IT Security Thinkers, and Washingtonian Magazine listed her among the “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington.” Today, she serves as Co-Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Competition Policy Working Group and as an advisor to the International Competition Network. She serves on the Association of General Counsel Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. She also serves on the Boards of the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society, the Georgetown Law Corporate Counsel Institute, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, and Westminster College, from which she has a B.A. (summa cum laude). She earned her J.D. (Order of the Coif) from the University of Virginia in 1989.

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