Group Head, Global Public Policy & Regulatory Strategy Counsel Law Department
Shawn A. Miles has worked for MasterCard for over 20 years and has a wide array of experiences from his work in the business and legal areas within the company. In 2008, he was appointed group head, Global Public Policy and Regulatory Strategy. In this role, Mr. Miles has the responsibility for the MasterCard global public policy and regulatory strategy efforts in all key markets outside of the European Union, and also lead’s the company’s consumer education initiatives.
Prior to this role, Mr. Miles served in the Law Department for eight years and served as lead counsel to the MasterCard Global Product, Co-branding, Advertising, Commerce Development, Canada Region, Global Marketing, Member Relations, Public Policy, Sponsorship and Research groups and worked on major litigations involving MasterCard. Prior to joining the Law Department, he worked for eight years in various business units including, Interchange, Franchise Management, Global Research and Analysis and Product and Service Delivery. From 1988-1991, he was an intern in the Inroads program and conducted rotations within the Marketing and Finance areas.
In addition to his legal work, Mr. Miles is on the Hudson Valley Board of Directors for Junior Achievement and lead’s the MasterCard Purchase-based JA activities. He also serves on the Board’s of the Business Council of Westchester and the ProBono Partnership. As a demonstration of his commitment to diversity and the community at large, he led the creation of diversity programs for the Law Department. Examples of the diversity programs include: a mentorship program with minority law students at Pace University’s Law School; and a pro bono program to provide legal support to local nonprofit organizations that serve the poor and disadvantaged.
Mr. Miles is a recipient of the 2005 Black Achievers in Industry Award presented by the Harlem YMCA, won the 2005 Business Council of Westchester County’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” Award and the MasterCard General Counsel’s Award of Distinction in 2007 and 2004.
Mr. Miles received a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University, and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Brooklyn Law School. He was an evening student at Brooklyn Law School, while working at MasterCard and served as members of the Journal of Law and Policy and the Moot Court Honor Society.
Mr. Miles is admitted to the bars of the State of New York and Connecticut and is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association.