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Larry Parsons

Larry Parsons

McLane Company, Inc.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Temple, TX, USA


Larry currently holds the position of Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of McLane Company, Inc., a $46 billion company providing grocery, foodservice and alcoholic beverage supply chain solutions for thousands of convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and restaurants throughout the United States.  McLane is a supply chain services leader, delivering more than 10 billion pounds of merchandise to customers every year.  Headquartered in Temple, Texas McLane has over 20,000 employees and operates distribution centers in over 80 cities across the United States.  Since 2003, McLane has operated as a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Prior to joining McLane, Larry was the Vice President, Legal and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.  Freescale is a public company headquartered in Austin, Texas with over 18,000 employees in 26 countries.

Before joining Freescale, Larry was Senior Director, Labor and Employment Law for Motorola, Inc. Prior to his role at Motorola, Larry practiced labor and employment law in the Austin office of Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P. and in the Dallas office of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, L.L.P.

Larry received his B.S. from Texas Christian University (cum laude, University Honors and Departmental Honors) and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law (Order of the Coif, Law Review).  Following law school he clerked for the Hon. Jerre S. Williams, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Larry is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel (Chair, Council of Committees and Past Chair of the ACC Compliance and Ethics Committee), the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, the Texas General Counsel Forum and is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.  He is a regular speaker on compliance and ethics topics at events sponsored by ACC, SCCE, the Practising Law Institute, the American Conference Institute and others. Larry has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations including the Texas Christian University Honors College (Chair), Marywood Child and Family Services, the Austin Theater Alliance, Volunteer Legal Services of Central Texas, Chorus Austin and the Austin Summer Musical for Children.

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