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Heather Axe

Heather Axe

Korn Ferry
Associate General Counsel
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Heather Axe is Associate General Counsel and Deputy Compliance Officer for Korn Ferry International, a New York Stock Exchange listed global provider of talent management solutions with locations in over 60 countries. In this role, she is responsible for implementation and management of the company’s global Ethics and Compliance Program.  Other areas of focus include client and vendor transactions, litigation management, and corporate responsibility.

From 2005 to 2015, Heather worked in the corporate headquarters legal group of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, acting most recently as Assistant General Counsel.  At Occidental, Heather focused on global compliance and anti-corruption issues, litigation management, government investigations, and general corporate matters.

Prior to joining Occidental, Heather was an associate in the Litigation Department of Sidley Austin.

Heather graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in English.  She has a Juris Doctorate from UC Berkeley Law School, where she served as Senior Executive Editor of the California Law Review.

Heather serves on the Board of Directors of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.


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