Jim Shaughnessy

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Jim Shaughnessy is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Workday, responsible for all legal affairs at the company.

Jim has more than 20 years’ experience as a strategic legal executive for leading technology companies. Before joining Workday in 2011, Jim served for four years as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel at Orbitz Worldwide. From 2005 to 2007, Jim served as senior vice president and general counsel at Lenovo Group. Prior to Lenovo, Jim was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at PeopleSoft, where he served as a key advisor to the board of directors leading up to its acquisition in 2005. Jim has also held legal counsel jobs at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq Computer Corp., and Digital Equipment.

Jim holds a Juris Doctor degree and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University.

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