Coupang, an e-commerce company and Korea’s largest online retailer, has appointed Jay Jorgensen as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Jorgensen is a recognized expert on corporate governance, most recently serving as the global chief ethics & compliance officer of Walmart.
Prior to joining Coupang, Jorgensen created Walmart’s first global compliance program to manage regulatory compliance for the company’s entire business, including its workforce of more than two million employees. In addition to building and refining a world-class ethics and compliance program, Jorgensen also served as a member of Walmart Foundation’s board of directors and executive committee, helping direct the Foundation’s activities and establish strategies to improve sustainability and create jobs.
Before joining Walmart, Jorgensen was a partner in the international law firm Sidley Austin, where he represented and counseled both companies and individuals. He also served as a judicial law clerk to the late William Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, in addition to serving as the law clerk to the Honorable Samuel Alito while he sat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Alito was later appointed a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President George W. Bush.