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Yen D. Chu

Yen D. Chu

Ralph Lauren Corporation
Corporate Vice President, Associate General Counsel
New York, NY, USA


Yen D. Chu has been with Ralph Lauren Corporation since 2006 and serves as Corporate Vice President, Associate General Counsel.  Ms. Chu is responsible for all public company matters, including managing federal securities law compliance and advising the Board of Directors and senior management on corporate governance and executive compensation.  Her responsibilities also include developing, implementing, and overseeing the Company’s global anti-bribery and regulatory compliance program and addressing legal issues relating to international trade and customs, consumer product safety, global manufacturing and sourcing, global supply chain, philanthropy, and corporate social responsibility matters.  In addition, Ms. Chu oversees licensing and distribution transactions as well as corporate financings, commercial transactions, and other special corporate projects.

Prior to joining Ralph Lauren Corporation, Ms. Chu practiced law at the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 1997 to 2006.  At Simpson, she provided corporate representation to private equity groups, financial institutions, government entities, tax-exempt organizations, and public and private companies in a variety of sectors including media, entertainment, reinsurance, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Ms. Chu received her Juris Doctorate degree from Columbia Law School in 1997 where she was a Harry A. Blackmun Scholar.  She received her undergraduate degree, B.A. in International Relations, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1994.  She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Columbia Law School Association and a member of the Fashion Law Committee of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY). She has also served as a member of the Council of International Affairs for the ABCNY.

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