Laura Stein is Executive Vice President, Corporate & Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Mondelēz International, a global company leading the future of snacking with 2020 net revenues of approximately $27 billion. In her role, Laura oversees the company’s global legal, compliance, corporate reputation and ESG agendas, including public and government affairs, internal and external corporate communications, sustainability, community and foundation efforts.
Before joining Mondelēz International in January 2021, Laura served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs for The Clorox Company. During her time there, Laura successfully led Clorox’s global Legal and Corporate Affairs functions, including compliance, enterprise risk, audit, communications, government affairs, ESG and community affairs. She also served as the President of The Clorox Company Foundation, sponsored Clorox’s cybersecurity and enterprise risk management programs, and sponsored the Clorox Women’s Employee Resource Group.
Prior to her time at Clorox, Laura served as Senior Vice President – General Counsel at the H.J. Heinz Company, where she sponsored Heinz’s women’s leadership group and was a Director of Heinz’s Foundation.
Laura is a director and chair of the Pension Investment Committee and former chair of the Environmental, Safety & Security Committee of Canadian National Railway. She is a former director and former lead independent director of Franklin Resources, Inc., a global investment management organization known as Franklin Templeton, and is also a former director of Nash Finch Company.
Laura serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including the Pro Bono Institute, the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, where she is the Immediate Past Chair, and the CEELI Institute (Central and Eastern European Law Initiative). She is a member of the American Law Institute Council, the Leaders Council of the Legal Service Corporation and the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession and Corporate Pro Bono, where she serves as Co-Chair.
Laura received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a graduate of Dartmouth College, where she earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees. She has lived in Europe and China and speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and some French and Portuguese.
Ms. Stein was elected to the ALI in 2001 and was elected to the Council in 2013.
EDUCATION: Dartmouth College, B.A.; Dartmouth College, M.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.