Maura Brady Sharp
As Director of International Legal Affairs for J.C. Penney Purchasing Corporation, Maura oversees a broad range of legal services in support of jcpenney's merchandise sourcing and quality assurance operations around the world. She is responsible for the ethics and compliance function at jcpenney international offices, located primarily in Asia and Latin America. She is currently based in Hong Kong.
Maura has investigated alleged team member and supplier misconduct in the U.S. and abroad and developed business ethics and compliance communications and training programs for a variety of Company audiences. Before relocating to Hong Kong, Maura's previous roles at jcpenney included Senior Counsel for Ethics and Compliance and Senior Attorney in the Labor and Employment Law Group. She has provided legal support to all areas of the Company, including retail stores, supply chain, Home Office, and now international operations. She is also a recipient of the jcpenney Chairman's Award for Excellence.
Maura is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and the American Women's Association of Hong Kong. She is a past presenter at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Annual Compliance and Ethics Institute as well as the State Bar of Texas Standing Committee on Paralegals Texas Forum and the Texas Association for Home Care Annual Meeting.
Prior to joining jcpenney in early 2007, Maura practiced labor and employment law in the Dallas office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and Louisiana State University.