Tracy M. Preston is responsible for providing employment law advice, counsel, and training to the Human Resources organization and the business units, and she manages the Company's commercial and employment litigation in the Americas. Globally, Tracy works with the senior leaders in HR, including Benefits and Compensation on policies, practices and programs that impact LS&CO.'s international employees. Tracy also works with global key stakeholders to manage the Company's litigation portfolio, including reviewing and monitoring the Company's litigation profile, reserves and other related issues. In addition, Tracy is the LS&CO.'s Chief Compliance Officer and leads the Company in its compliance with federal, state and local statutes and regulations, its communication regarding compliance and related training. Tracy works with the regional compliance officers in Europe and Asia to prevent, detect and manage the Company's legal risk by identifying compliance issues. Tracy presents to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and reports in to both the Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Audit Committee on all compliance issues.
Tracy joined LS&CO. in January 2002 from the law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, in San Francisco where she was a partner practicing in the areas of employment law, intellectual property, business litigation, contracts, products liability, and real estate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP) and she is active in both community and professional organizations, including current service on the Bar Association of San Francisco Foundation Board. Her past board and executive committee service in community organizations and professional associations includes, among others, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, the Cerebral Palsy Center of Oakland, the Bar Association of San Francisco and State Bar of California, Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section.