General Counsel Committee


RILA's General Counsel Committee is composed of the general counsel of each of RILA’s retail member companies. General counsel have a wide range of responsibilities within their companies that begin with their organization’s legal and litigation needs but often extend to areas such as compliance, risk, government relations, privacy, security, asset protection and many other areas.   

The General Counsel Committee provides an opportunity for the leading legal executives of the retail industry to learn from each other and to benchmark at an executive level on strategic issues. The GC Committee’s activities include two in-person meetings each year, an annual survey of retail legal department structures, periodic benchmarking surveys, and conference calls as needed. 

RILA members have full access to past meeting presentations, reports and benchmarking results.  

For more information on RILA's General Counsel Committee, please contact Deborah White, General Counsel and Senior Executive Vice President of RILA at  

Committee Updates

More than 30 general counsel from the country’s leading retailers attended the May 1 RILA General Counsel Committee meeting, including the general counsel from Best Buy, Chico’s, Costco, Crate & Barrel, Dollar General, Express, Gap, Lowe’s, Macy’s, Petco, PetSmart, QVC, Staples, Target, The Home Depot, Ulta, Walgreens, Walmart, and Wegmans.

Mission and Membership

The RILA General Counsel Committee addresses the broad array of legal, operational and policy challenges that retail companies face and provides advice and direction to RILA on strategies to assist retailers in meeting these challenges.  The Chief Legal Officer or the General Counsel of each RILA retail member is invited to join the committee.     

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