15 Minutes With American Express' Chief Legal Officer

By Michele Gorman (November 9, 2018, 4:12 PM EST) -- An All-American in track and field, Laureen Seeger says the competitiveness from the sport has been beneficial to her legal career, which has included stints both in private practice and in-house.

Laureen Seeger

Currently: Chief legal officer, American Express Co.

Previously: Executive vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, McKesson Corp.

Law school: University of Wisconsin-Madison

"I believe that the experience of training twice a day and being challenged regularly — and then competing on a national level — definitely prepared me for my legal career, both as a trial lawyer for 14 years and then in a general counsel capacity...

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