Cheryl Poinsette Brown
Professional Work History:
EXPERIENCE: McKesson Corporation (1990 ? 1997) San Francisco, California Vice President, Human Resources (1995-1997) ? Managed human resources issues for Corporate and Drug divisions, including organizational change initiatives, leadership development, employee relations, EEO, diversity, workers? compensation. Managed staff of 20. ? Planned, designed and implemented corporate leadership assessments, career development processes, ?right sizing? including volunteer retirement program, sales force restructuring, as well as training to support these initiatives. ? Facilitated executive management team discussion of human capital matters as well as team building, skill building and communication training at highest corporate levels. ? Conducted training for diversity understanding with executive management. Obtained support for roll out of diversity training for all employees. ? Completed University of Michigan School of Business Human Resources, Advanced Management Program (1995). Director, Corporate Human Resources (1993 ? 1995) ? Managed all human resources issues for corporation headquarters, including Information Technologies Division, Drug Company headquarters and Corporate Staff functions. ? Restructured three separate HR departments into one team. Created new employment and career development group within the new HR department. ? Successfully implemented CEO directive to ?manage for zero charges.? Implemented prevention of sexual harassment and EEO training. ? Developed first employee survey process from concept through implementation of action plans. Senior Counsel, Law Department (1992 ? 1993) ? Restructured case handling processes to enhance case resolution thereby reducing caseload from approximately 150 to 60 matters. Worked closely with management to avoid or ensure earliest stage resolution of potential or pending claims in the best interest of the corporation. ? Represented corporation at legal trials, discovery matters, hearings and other legal proceedings. Managed two paralegals. Counsel, Law Department (1990 ? 1992) ? Managed outside counsel representing corporation in lawsuits as well as managed disposition of claims and potential litigation. Responsible for approximately 150 litigation matters by or against corporation or its subsidiaries in areas including products liability and employment. Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffe (1985 ? 1990) San Francisco, California Litigation Associate ? Assigned to litigation matters, small to complex, including bank fraud, securities class actions, environmental insurance coverage, bankruptcy and antitrust. Worked on cases from complaint to trial or settlement. Project managed portion of a major insurance coverage litigation involving $300 million in potential coverage. Office of the City Attorney (4/88 ? 12/88) Oakland, California Assistant to the City Attorney ? Litigation Unit ? Litigated various civil cases on behalf of the City of Oakland. Responsible for approximately 150 matters involving civil claims including contracts, personal injury and allegations of police misconduct. The Honorable Aubrey E. Robinson, Jr., Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1983 ? 1985) Judicial Clerk ? Two-year clerkship for the Chief Judge. Assigned to criminal caseload and calendar for first year and civil caseload and calendar for second year. ? Assigned for both years to the multi-district litigation involving the shooting down of Korean Airlines Flight 007 by the Soviet Union, including cases against the United States, the USSR as well as various agencies and corporations. EDUCATION J.D., 1983 Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts B.A., 1980 Howard University, Washington, D.C. Luard Scholar, 1978-79, University of Sussex, Brighton, England OTHER Member of the State Bar of California.
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