Title: Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Mazda North American Operations
As vice president, general counsel and secretary, Shawn Murphy is responsible for all legal, government affairs, and audit matters for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). In addition to his position as vice president, general counsel, Murphy serves as company secretary for Mazda Motor of America, Inc. board of directors and is a member of its audit committee.
Murphy joined Mazda in December 2007. Immediately prior to joining Mazda, he held the position of general counsel and secretary for Jaguar Land Rover North America and Aston Martin. Prior to his position with Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin, Murphy held a various positions of increasing responsibility with the Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor Credit Company general counsel offices.
Murphy is affiliated with the Michigan and California Bar Associations, American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Murphy holds a finance degree from Michigan State University and earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law. He resides in Ladera Ranch, Calif., with his wife, Julie and their two children.
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