In the realm of corporate compliance and legal acumen, few names carry as much weight as Matt Miner. Recently appointed as the Executive Vice President and Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at Walmart, Miner brings over two decades of experience in the field of compliance and law to the retail giant's global governance team.
With a distinguished career that spans both public service and private practice, Miner's journey towards becoming a stalwart in compliance began at the heart of the justice system. Serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice, Miner was instrumental in developing and implementing the groundbreaking Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs guidance in 2019. This pioneering framework revolutionized the way corporations approach compliance, emphasizing proactive measures and tailored approaches to ethical governance.
Before joining Walmart, Miner led the Washington White Collar Litigation and Government Enforcement Practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. His tenure there saw him handle a wide array of corporate misbehavior investigations, including cases involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. His wealth of experience in navigating the complex intersection of law, ethics, and corporate responsibility made him a standout candidate for his current role.
In the private sector, Miner's expertise in compliance program development and enhancement shone through. He assisted numerous organizations in crafting and refining their compliance strategies, providing invaluable insights and solutions to navigate the intricate landscape of regulatory requirements.
Beyond his legal career, Miner's background reveals a multifaceted individual with a profound commitment to public service. As an Assistant US Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama and Chief Counsel for Crime, Terrorism, and Oversight on the Senate Judiciary Committee, he demonstrated an unwavering dedication to upholding justice and the rule of law.
A graduate of Cincinnati University with a BA in Economics, he further honed his legal prowess at the esteemed Michigan Law School, where he earned his JD. These formative experiences prepared me for a career in compliance and legal advocacy marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence.
Miner's transition to Walmart signifies a significant milestone in both his personal and professional journeys. Entrusted with the responsibility of overseeing the company's worldwide compliance program, he stands poised to further bolster Walmart's reputation as a pioneer in ethical business practices. His vision of solving complex and diversified problems aligns seamlessly with Walmart's ethos of innovation and integrity.
As Walmart's new Global Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, Miner is poised to lead with distinction, setting a new standard for corporate governance in the 21st century.