Deborah P. Majoras

Deborah Platt Majoras is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary for The Procter & Gamble Company, which she joined in 2008. In that position she leads a global legal department of over 500 lawyers and other professionals, responsible for the broad scope of legal, government relations, and brand protection functions for all of P&G and its 90,000 employees. As Corporate Secretary, she serves as a primary resource to Directors for governance and process issues. She is a member of the Company’s Global Leadership Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Valero Energy Corporation, where she chairs the Nominating/Governance and Public Policy Committee.

From 2004-2008, Ms. Majoras served as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. During her tenure, she focused on ensuring data security and protecting consumers from emerging frauds, and she 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, serving on the Steering Committee of the International Competition Network. For her work at the FTC, Ms. Majoras received several honors, including security solutions provider RSA’s 2007 Award for Excellence in the Field of Public Policy and the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ 2007 Privacy Leadership Award.

Prior to the FTC, Ms. Majoras served at the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division from 2001-2003, first as Deputy Assistant Attorney General, and then as Principal Deputy. In that role, she directed the Division’s civil and regulatory antitrust programs, led key enforcement, policy and management actions, participated in global antitrust initiatives with 100 other antitrust agencies, and represented the division in interactions with the White House, members of Congress, and other enforcement agencies.

Ms. Majoras’ career as an attorney began with a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stanley S. Harris in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Following that, 1991, she joined the international law firm, Jones Day, becoming a partner in 1999.

Her outside activities include serving on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association and on the Boards of The Christ Hospital Health Network (Chair, Compensation & Governance Committee), and the Cincinnati Legal Aid Society (2 nd Vice President). She is a member of the Association of General Counsel (past President) and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. In 2020, Deborah received the Burton Award for “Legends in Law,” and in 2014, the National Law Journal named Deborah to its list of 50 Outstanding General Counsel.

Ms. Majoras graduated from Westminster College in her home state of Pennsylvania in 1985, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude. She earned her law degree in 1989 from the University of Virginia, where she graduated Order of the Coif and was an articles editor on the Virginia Law Review.