Katisha Fortune serves as Lead Counsel for Walmart Inc., the world’s largest retailer. She is a deeply trusted legal advisor to the executive teams for Sam’s Club Operations, Product Development, eCommerce and Supply Chain. As Sam’s Club continues to drive its omnichannel strategy, Katisha’s creativity, charisma, and dedication to excellent client service has been integral to helping Sam’s become one of the world’s most innovative companies.
Katisha is a key legal partner for several of Sam’s Club’s technology initiatives, including the nationwide launch of curbside pickup, concierge services, grocery delivery, robotics for Walmart stores, clubs, and fulfillment centers, and computer vision technologies. Katisha also provided critical support to Sam’s Club and its leadership team as they navigated and implemented the various orders, rules, and regulations issued by government agencies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prior to joining Walmart, Katisha served as Deputy Attorney General for the Delaware Department of Justice. In that role, Katisha provided advice and counsel to Delaware’s Attorney General on a myriad of litigation and other regulatory matters, including the emerging opioid crisis in Delaware. Katisha also has corporate law firm experience providing support for complex financial transactions and representing a variety of Fortune 50 companies in Federal Bankruptcy Court.
Katisha is deeply engaged with the professional and community organizations of importance to her legal practice and personal values. She was selected to serve on the Walmart Shared Value Network for Criminal Justice; she is a 2019 Leadership Council For Legal Diversity Fellow; she has served on the Walmart Global Governance Council for Diversity and Inclusion since 2017; she is an ambassador to the prestigious Corporate Counsel Women of Color organization; and she is an active volunteer with CASA for Northwest Arkansas.
Katisha is a 2006 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She earned her B.A., cum laude, from The Florida State University in 2002.