Don H. Liu

  • EVP & Chief Legal & Risk Officer

Target Corporation

Don H. Liu


Don H. Liu is an executive coach and mentor with The ExCo Group and the former Executive Vice President and Chief Legal & Risk Officer for Target Corporation, where he was responsible for all of Target’s legal, government affairs, and risk and compliance functions.

Career History

Prior to joining Target, Liu was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Xerox Corporation. Previously, Liu was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer forToll Brothers, Inc. and Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IKON Office Solutions, where he was also IKON’s Corporate Compliance Officer and Chair of IKON Diversity Council. Before joining IKON, Mr. Liu was Vice President and Deputy Chief Legal Officer of Aetna U.S. Healthcare (and its predecessor entity, U.S. Healthcare). Prior to becoming in-house counsel, he worked as an associate at two New York City law firms, specializing in securities and mergers and acquisitions – Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Richards & O’Neil.

He served as a Law Clerk to Justice Stewart G. Pollock at the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

His professional affiliations include serving on the Board of Directors of Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (a publicly listed company), the Board of Managers of Haverford College as its Chair of the Nominations and Governance Committee and as a member of the American Law Institute. He was also formerly a member of the Board of Directors of CaringBridge, a nonprofit dedicated to helping people during a health journey; founder and member of the Board of Directors of MoreBank (an ethnic community bank); member and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (a non-profit organization promoting diversity in the practice of law); Vice Chair of the Asian American Diversity Advisory Council, Comcast Corporation; member of the New York Stock Exchange Commission on Corporate Governance; member of the Board of Directors of Association of Corporate Counsel; member of the Board of Trustees of Mercy Health System (a Catholic hospital chain); and member of the Board of Directors of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund.

He is the recipient of America’s Top General Counsel Honor from NYSE Euronext’s Corporate Board

Member, National Law Journal – America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel recognition, the Legend in Law Award from the Burton Foundation and The Library of Congress, the Medallion Award from the Villanova University School of Law and its Commencement Speaker (2022), Inside Counsel magazine’s Transformative Leadership Award, and the Diversity Award from American Bar Association’s Council on Legal Education Opportunity.


Born in Seoul, Korea, Liu and his family emigrated to the U.S. in 1972. He received his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Religion from Haverford College with Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors. He earned his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.