Don Wiseman serves as senior associate general counsel at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. He is the company's principal subject matter legal expert for food safety and regulatory compliance, as well as consumer product safety and compliance.
Don has an extensive background in food law, from a variety of perspectives. Prior to joining Walmart, from 2003 through 2007, Don was the senior vice president and general counsel of Swift Foods Co. of Greeley, Colo., the world's third-largest fresh beef and pork processor. From 1991 to 2003, he was the senior vice president and general counsel of Memphis-based Perkins Restaurants, the operator and franchisor of the 500-unit Perkins Restaurant and Bakery chain.
Amy has a background in Animal Science and attended the LL.M. Program 1999-2000. Her agricultural and food law career took a successful detour when she founded the popular local clothing store, Something Urban, after completing the LL.M. Program. Amy ran the store until this past year when she decided it was time for a change. Her interest in food and her connections with the LL.M. Program over the years led her to apply for a labeling position at Walmart. Her science background, her legal training, and her LL.M. degree all helped her land the position.
Kathryn Smith and Erin Shirl work with them.
During their presentation, Don and Amy answered questions submitted by the class and discussed current issues in food law.
After class, we all walked over to the Northwest Quad buffet dining for lunch and conversation. Thanks to Don and Amy for coming down from Walmart headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas to visit with our class.