Danielle Gray named global chief legal officer of Walgreens Boots Alliance
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) has appointed Danielle Gray (pictured) as executive vice president and global chief legal officer. In her new role, Gray will be responsible for supporting the company’s business strategy, goals and mitigating any legal barriers to achieving business objectives. She will set the organization’s legal and compliance agenda, while proactively identifying ways to address critical issues and emerging risks in order to advance WBA’s business goals related to its healthcare, digital and personalization strategies.
Gray brings extensive public and private sector experience in legal, policy and regulatory matters to WBA. She is currently serving as chief legal and administrative officer of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Before that, Gray was a partner at O’Melveny & Myers. Gray worked in several public service roles in the White House and the Department of Justice during the Obama administration. including assistant to the president and cabinet secretary; deputy director of the National Economic Council; and senior lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office and Civil Division as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General.
Earlier in her career, Gray served as a law clerk to a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. After which she joined Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom & Affiliates and later moved to Obama for America, where she served as deputy national policy director.
Gray remains active in the community in a variety of roles. She serves as vice chair of the board for the North Carolina Partnership for Children and sits as a member on several organizational boards, including Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Brennan Center for Justice and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences Board of Visitors at Duke University. Gray is also a member of the American Law Institute and the Aspen Institute Economic Strategy Group. She has also served as a lecturer at Harvard Law School and Duke University School of Law.