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Jay T. Jorgensen

Jay T. Jorgensen

Global Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer
Bentonville, AR, USA

Jay Jorgensen is executive vice president and global chief ethics and compliance officer for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart). As the leader of Walmart’s Global Ethics and Compliance organization, Jay develops the company’s strategic vision for its ethics and compliance program. 

Walmart is focused on building and refining a world-class ethics and compliance program, and was honored to be selected in 2016 by the New York Stock Exchange Governance Services as the “Best Governance, Risk, and Compliance Program” among large-cap companies.

Jay joined Walmart in 2012 as senior vice president and global chief compliance officer. Previously, he was a partner in the international law firm Sidley Austin LLP, where he represented companies and individuals in all phases of criminal and civil investigations and litigation.

Originally from Ioka, Utah, Jay graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Jay served as a law clerk to the late William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, and to Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito while he sat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Jay and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters.


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