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
Hosted Learning Experience (2016, 2013)
2019: Katisha Fortune, Kimberly Royal; 2018: Sandra Buja, Bahi Okupa-Hines; 2017: Yoon Hee Chang, William Silcott; 2016: Myra L. McKenzie-Harris, David Winfrey; 2015: Jennifer Bechet, Veronica Gromada; 2014: Derek P. Scott, Victoria E. Smith; 2013: Michael H. Spencer, Amber Lee Williams; 2012: Roger M. Goode, Gregory L. Tesoro; 2011: Stephanie Chin, John T. Okwubanego
Hosted Pathfinder First Meeting (2018)
2020: Kaylan Thacker, Selene Presseller; 2019: Nicole Chapman; 2018: Hannah Kang, Holly Lar; 2017: Charys Williams, Sam Roberts; 2016: Trace Northcross, Sue Xia
1L LCLD Scholars Program
2015: Jennifer Cobb, Blessing Havana, Tera Lynn Rule; 2013: Jessica Littles; 2012: Meixuan Lu, Rayna K. Wright
Success in Law School Mentoring Program
Mentors Provided: 2019
Annual Meeting (2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
Leadership Summit (2018)
Member: Karen Roberts
Communications: Kerry Koutouc