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

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. 

Prior to this, Jay served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of the United States William H. Rehnquist and to Associate Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito while he sat on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Originally from Ioka, Utah, Jay graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School. Jay and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters.