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KATHRYN SHEEHAN is vice president and associate general counsel for Business Conduct & Ethics at Amazon. Based in Seattle, she leads the team responsible for the design and administration of Amazon’s anti-corruption and legal compliance and training program, including leading the annual risk assessment and compliance goal setting process; working with attorneys and business leaders throughout the organization to monitor, track, and help manage compliance and training goals; and coordinating with the company’s Risk Management, Internal Audit, HR, and Finance teams, both in the U.S. and overseas. Sheehan is responsible for monitoring, supervising, and independently conducting internal investigations of fraud allegations and other potential legal and regulatory issues. She functions as lead lawyer responsible for advising on and helping formulate Amazon’s information security policies and practices across all of the company’s business lines in the U.S. and internationally. Sheehan helps guide Amazon’s long term strategy for protecting customer information across the company. She works closely with public policy and public relations teams to help explain Amazon’s positions regarding information security matters, and she works with business leaders and law enforcement to pursue legal action against third parties who attempt to harm Amazon or its customers. Sheehan is a founding board member of the Racial Justice Institute (2021-present), and a founding board member of Feeding Washington (2012 to present). She is an Inclusion Lab Top Inclusive Leader (2022), an executive sponsor for Amazon Affinity Groups Indigenous@ and Body Positive Peers, and executive sponsor for Amazon Justice League (Pro Bono Program). Sheehan earned a BS and an MBA from Clarkson University, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. Sheehan’s Irish roots are in Co. Kerry (two generations back) and Co. Meath (three generations back).