Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. 

Karen Roberts became General Counsel of Wal-Mart in 2013 after serving as President of Walmart Realty. She has used her current role to guide the legal team’s diversity efforts in many ways.

“Over the past five fiscal years, we have spent nearly $190 million with minority-owned law firms or diverse counsel,” Karen told LCLD Fellows in 2016. She also led the Walmart legal department to donate $150,000 over three years to support the University of Arkansas School of Law’s diversity program.

Walmart was named an LCLD Most Active Member Corporation in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018. 

Joined LCLD 2009 


Highlights of LCLD Participation 


LCLD Board of Directors

Member, 2012-2018 

Fellows Program 
Hosted Learning Experience (2016, 2013) 
Fellows nominated:
2018: Sandra Buja, Bahi Okupa-Hines; 2017: Yoon Hee Chang, William Silcott; 2016: Myra L. McKenzie-HarrisDavid Winfrey; 2015: Jennifer Bechet, Veronica Gromada; 2014: Derek P. Scott, Victoria E. Smith; 2013: Michael H. Spencer, Amber Lee Williams; 2012: Roger M. GoodeGregory L. Tesoro; 2011: Stephanie Chin,  John T. Okwubanego

Pathfinder Program
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2018)
Pathfinders selected:
2018: Hannah Kang, Holly Lar; 2017: Charys Williams, Sam Roberts; 2016: Trace Northcross, Sue Xia

1L LCLD Scholars Program 
Scholars hosted:
2015: Jennifer Cobb, Blessing Havana, Tera Lynn Rule; 2013: Jessica Littles; 2012: Meixuan Lu, Rayna K. Wright 

Attendance
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2018)


Member: Karen Roberts 

Diversity Professionals: Charys WilliamsKerry Koutouc, Gretchen C. Bellamy

Communications: Kerry Koutouc