Rachel Brand is Walmart’s executive vice president of global governance, chief legal officer, and corporate secretary. She oversees the company’s global legal, compliance, ethics, corporate security, corporate governance, digital citizenship, aviation, and investigative functions, including Walmart’s Emergency Operations Center.
Before joining Walmart, Rachel served as the United States Associate Attorney General, the third-ranking position in the U.S. Department of Justice. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to serve as Associate Attorney General. In that role
Rachel Brand is a counsel in the Regulatory and Government Affairs and Litigation and Controversy Departments, and a member of the Defense and National Security and Government and Regulatory Litigation Practice Groups. She joined the firm in 2008.
Ms. Brand's practice focuses on strategic public policy counseling, crisis management, and congressional investigations. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Brand was Assistant Attorney General for Legal Policy at the US Department of Justice. As Assistant Attorney General, she served as the chief policy advisor to the Attorney General and managed the development of policy and regulatory initiatives on a wide range of civil and criminal justice issues such as terrorism and national security, immigration reform, tort reform, identity theft, and drug enforcement, including the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act. In particular, she served as a leading expert on the USA PATRIOT Act. She frequently represented the Department before Congress and in the press. She also managed the Justice Department’s role in the selection and confirmation of federal judges at all levels and was responsible for preparing Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito for their confirmation hearings. Prior to being confirmed by the Senate as Assistant Attorney General, Ms. Brand served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Policy, focusing on terrorism and national security issues.
Ms. Brand serves on the Board of Advisors for the University of Minnesota Institute for Law and Politics. She is an active member of the Federalist Society and serves on the Executive Committee of its international and national security law practice group.
Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.