Target hires new general counsel

Target announced Don Liu as the company's new executive vice president, chief legal officer and general counsel. Beginning on Aug. 22, Liu will oversee all legal matters, corporate governance and government affairs for Target.

"I have long admired Target and the legal team behind the brand," Liu said. "Joining the organization will provide me with an incredible opportunity to bring my passion for the law to one of the great retail companies in America. I look forward to building Target’s business and positively impacting its reputation."

Liu replaces Tim Baer who will retire next July after 23 years with the company. Baer joined Dayton Hudson as assistant general counsel in 1994. He will serve in an advisory role for the next 12 months to support Liu's transition.

"Tim’s leadership has been integral to Target’s success and we are grateful for his years of service," said Target CEO Brian Cornell in a news release. "As Tim transitions to retirement, I look forward to welcoming Don to our team. His extensive legal expertise as well as his deep business acumen will help us continue to navigate the increasingly complex business environment with the highest standards of ethics and integrity."

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