Retail company Target has named Don Liu as executive vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel, effective Aug. 22. Liu will oversee all legal, corporate governance and government affairs matters for the company. He will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell and serve as a member of Target’s leadership team.

Liu replaces Tim Baer who will be retiring in July 2017 after 23 years with the company. Baer joined Dayton Hudson as assistant general counsel in 1994. He will serve in an advisory role for the next 12 months, supporting Liu’s transition to Target and ensuring the process is seamless.

Liu joins Target from Xerox, where he has served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary since 2007. In that role, he was responsible for all of Xerox’s legal and government affairs matters. Prior to Xerox, Liu was senior vice president and chief compliance officer for Toll Brothers, and senior vice president and general counsel for Ikon Office Solutions.