Biography

Kathleen Franklin

Kathleen Franklin

Ms. Franklin is the Global Ethics and Compliance Strategy Leader for Sony Group (NYSE: SNE) where she has been responsible for Sony’s global ethics and compliance strategy and program since 2010. She also serves as the Chairperson of Sony’s Global Entertainment and Americas Region Corporate Social Responsibility Compliance Working Group where she oversees responsible sourcing and supply chain compliance for Sony’s global entertainment companies in areas such as human rights, labor conditions, health and safety, and environmental protection. Prior to joining Sony, Ms. Franklin was a Partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate Governance Group for the law firm of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP, where she served as a strategic advisor to prominent clients on a wide range of issues related to mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, corporate governance and crisis management. In 2007, she was one of twenty women selected nationally as a member of the inaugural class of the DirectWomen Board Institute, which serves as a resource for companies seeking qualified women-attorney board candidates to improve corporate governance and increase shareholder value. In 2009, she was selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in recognition of her contributions to the legal profession and community. Ms. Franklin holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Siena College, a J.D. from Albany Law School of Union University and an L.L.M. (Taxation) from New York University School of Law.
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