Santa Clara Law Alumni working in Corporate Compliance
Richard May, Richard May, Senior Program Manager, Ethics and Compliance at Workday
Richard May J.D./MBA ’15 is a Senior Program Manager, Ethics and Compliance at Workday in Pleasanton, California. He is an experienced compliance counsel for technology companies. In his work he focuses on operationalizing legal and regulatory requirements and creating effective corporate compliance programs. He has experience leading large, cross-functional efforts to improve business agility and enable organizational success. In 2012, he joined Juniper while in law school and served as a legal intern for one year. He returned to Juniper in 2014 as ethics and compliance program manager, and in 2016 he was promoted to ethics and compliance associate manager, legal counsel. He joined Workday in late 2018 continuing to focus on compliance processes and corporate ethics. May earned his J.D. and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University, and a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from the University of Hawaii.
May earned his J.D. and MBA degrees from Santa Clara University, and a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from the University of Hawaii.
Elizabeth (Hsieh) Lee, National Board Member, McKesson
Elizabeth (Hsieh) Lee J.D. ’05 is the global privacy director at McKesson, one of the nation’s largest healthcare services and pharmaceutical distribution companies. Lee is responsible for formulating privacy goals and delivering data protection mechanisms to manage the personal data of the McKesson workforce as well as healthcare consumers.
Previously, Lee spent three years as corporate compliance and privacy manager at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Clara, one of the largest not-for-profit health plans. At Kaiser, she managed patient member concerns, privacy investigations, conflicts of interest, compliance audits, and remediation work plans for a medical center with a large acute care hospital and 6 medical satellite clinics. She has also spent a year as compliance training manager at Apple, where she launched a global compliance training program.
Lee earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from Rice University and her J.D. from Santa Clara Law. She also serves as a board member of the San Francisco Chinatown YMCA.
Jack Yellin, Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, The Walt Disney Company and affiliated companies
Jack Yellin J.D. ’81 is associate general counsel and chief compliance officer for The Walt Disney Company and affiliated companies, a position that he has occupied since 2011. He began his career at Disney in 1990 as senior counsel in the Litigation Group. He progressed to senior vice president before assuming his current role as chief compliance officer for the company. Since 1994 he has headed what is today the company’s Global Ethics and Compliance Management group. That group sets the business standards for the company and is responsible, among other things, for anti-corruption and trade control compliance company-wide. Prior to joining Disney, Yellin was an attorney at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher and Bartlett, where he engaged in the general practice of law, including representing the Walt Disney Company as outside counsel.
Yellin earned his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, his law degree from Santa Clara Law, and a Master of Laws from the University of California at Berkeley.